Thursday, September 30, 2010

First hatching...

A delicate, but insistent "peep, peepity peep, peep" could be heard emanating from under the wing of one of the hens sitting side by side, Curly and Tufty.  They were warning me off, expanding their feathers and almost growling...Yep!  There it was, a little speckled head with the most perfectly formed little beak and beady eyes appeared.  Calculations had proven correct...hatching had already begun of the eight eggs set upon by both mother hens.  We wait excitedly to see how many little feet will leave the nest tomorrow...

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