Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Great Eggs-periment

My wee Munchkin has turned 4 years old! Can you believe it?

Who would have thought that a tiny 7 pound bundle of drool and floppiness would have turned my life upside down, or that I would love every second of it? Happy birthday Munchkin!!

My folks came over for the big event and brought 2 dozen fertile eggs from their flock of Barred Rocks (or Dominiques-there a slight disagreement of what breed they are) plus an incubator. I've been talking about adding a chicken or two to our flock and Mom offered the eggs and equipment-of course I'm going to jump on it!

Way back when my folks raised chickens, ducks, and pheasants to sell we would hatch out chicks every spring. I can remember staring into the incubator for hours, waiting for those first few peeps that would signal hatching was about to start. The ducks were always my favorite.

"Ducklings" by J Marsh
This is my first time hatching eggs on my own (sadly my folks had to return home. They really need to move closer) and I'm plenty nervous. Also, I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to put 19 more chickens. But, I have some time before they hatch to get that figure out.

The older girls have no idea what's going to happen.

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