Friday, April 18, 2014

The Great Eggs-periment Part 2

I can't believe how fast 3 weeks flew by. I had so much planned to prep and build in the garden but didn't complete even a quarter of the last. I vaguely remember the days blurring together when Munchkin was this age but things seem to be even fuzzier with two kiddos.

Two days before Chick Day we had a piping:

The level of excitement in this was better than Christmas. We all hovered near the incubator and every once in a while would hear a cheeping. Finally we were rewarded with a gorgeous little puffball:

Sadly, the rest of the eggs either weren't fertile or had issues. One chick out of nineteen eggs is not great, but the one we got is a firecracker. She (I think its a girl) loves people and races over when anyone comes near the brooder. I'm not quite sure what her breed is, though she looks exactly like a Black Star chick. To keep her company we bought a Golden Laced Wyandotte and will be picking up two Araucana chicks.

Meanwhile, the big girls got some time out in the yard to (hopefully) knock down some of the snail population. A snail roughly the size of a Volkswagen Rabbit invaded my greenhouse and chowed through two flats of seedlings in one night. Of course, this meant war. Bring on the calvary!

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