We Have Baby Chicks Hatching!
|Another Baby Chick|
The interesting thing to me is, she is a pullet, a first year layer that just started laying in late March or early April and already went to setting. My experience has always been older hens nesting. But when I saw she stayed on the nest all night and when I approached taking the eggs out from under her, she puffed up and made an unusual purring, sort of, that I remembered where the traits of a broody hen. So I left the eggs.
Upon further inspection under her, I can see another chick has almost pecked its way out. She has 6 more eggs to go. Listen to her chattering to her baby in the video. The baby keeps jumping out of the box and she puffs up, chatters and goes out and rounds her chick back into the nest. This is So Eggciting!! I already sent the picture to Avah, our four year old granddaughter who called me and wanted to know more. She was so excited too. She, of course, is a little farm girl for sure. I see so much of me in her. I guess she has some of my farm girl genes. Love it!
She can't wait to come on Friday to see the new hatchlings and I can't wait to show them to her too.
So here's the thing: New babies on the farm are always a miracle in the making! A touch of God's glory for sure.