New chicks!!

colour coded egg shells

colour coded egg shells

Bugget and Otilia have started hatching their chicks! I don’t want to disturb them too much, taking all the willpower in the world not to constantly lift them to have a look. I sat out in the henhouse yesterday for ages just listening and watching. Esme has been acting very strange(well apart from cockadoodleing) jumping in the box of eggs and pushing in-between Otilia and Bugget. When she started picking at the eggs I removed her and finally got a little peek. First chick! A few of the other eggs had cracks in them. I put a net up around the boxes in case Esme would go mental and to stop the little chicks from falling out. Today I think there are four more. Just as amazing every time!

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