Monday, May 30, 2011

Look What We Found This Morning

Today is hatching day. Grace went out to check on Speckles and the eggs first thing this morning and this is what she found. A just hatched baby chick. All wet. Speckles has only two eggs and the second is starting to hatch this afternoon. I had planned on bringing the babies inside to raise them so that we wouldn't have to worry about the chicks being smothered by the mother of pecked to death by the mother or the other sitting hen. But I am rethinking this course of action because now I am worried about the mother hen getting depressed and starving herself. We have to make a decision by tomorrow morning.

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