Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Little One


This is not one of the best pictures, and I hope to take better ones tomorrow. Today, on my birthday, this little chick was born. One of our chickens stopped laying eggs and started brooding, which is really common in the spring, and she would sit on eggs constantly. Concerned that this cycle would not stop and she would get weaker and weaker we found some fertilized eggs for her and she has happily kept them warm. Today this little chick was born and I helped another one come out of a partially cracked egg, what an amazing experience. I am just amazed at the instincts of our bantam chicken, she was raised by us in a little box but she totally knows what to do and is so gentle and attentive. Nature rules.

13 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy Birthday to the both of you! A cute chick...

Cheers,

Rosa

natalia said...

Ma quanto è bello !! Tanti auguri a te e a loro !!

Mister Meatball said...

Terrific.

Happy Birthday to you both.

Simona said...

Tanti auguri, Laura. Un regalo di compleanno davvero speciale.

Marcellina said...

Happy Birthday to you both! What a beautiful gift for your birthday!

Janelle said...

aw bless. we have had chooks that are always clucky, but stay healthy. we had one that got weak and we had to put her down. she must have stopped eating to stay on the nest. i love baby chicks. so cute.

Lien said...

I tried to comment earlier, but blogger wouldn't let me, so I give it another try. Because of course this little chick is so cute and guess what we're having a new born too!! The first batch just gave 1 chick (and an energetic one too!), 'mom' is still breeding on the last five that are supposed to hatch this monday... amazing isn't is how they know what to do and are so good at it from the first time around! Auguri!!

elra said...

Happy birthday laura, happy to know that you have the little one to celebrate your happy day :)

Best wishes,
elra

natural selection said...

YES! Nature rules!

Lisa said...

Laura, where have you been? We;;..I suppose enjoying the summer! I was hoping you were back and I would see the swiss roll bombe, but this chickie just made my heart melt :) A Happy belated B-Day to both of you!

Oscar said...

Auguri!!!
Bluoscar

Lisa said...

I'm sorry to hear about this little stretch of bad luck, Laura, but you'll find a much better job (it happened because there IS a better opportunity out there for you and your gift of cooking/baking) and hubby's ankle will heal in time *hugs* I'm rooting for ya, chickie!

Julia @Mélanger said...

Happy (VERY) belated birthday. I agree, it's amazing the natural instincts of animals.

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