Sunday, May 2, 2010
These little peepers don't seem to be in much of a hurry to come meet me! This one little chick has popped the top off it's egg and there are 4 that are pipped and were pipped prior to this peep! Evidentally the old tag game chant of "come out come out wherever you are" isn't the magic chant as it's not moving them along at all! So....
you all need to help call these little peepers out of their shells for me! I'm getting impatient! Only 2 of the pipped eggs are the shippers and the hatchling and 2 you see pipped in the pic are from my eggs. Of these, the hatchling is from a brown egg. In that pen is the Cochin roo and his 4 Cochin hens along with a Buff Orpington hen that lay brown eggs. I THINK this chick is from the darker brown egg so the Orpington hen's crossed with the black Cochin roo. It will be interesting to see if it's the same as the blue-buff chick from the last hatch. The other 2 pipped eggs from my chickers are from the Orpington x Americauna hen who lays a drab green egg. She's with the Favorelle hens and roo so these 2 pipped would be Favorelle x Orpicauna!
Stayed tuned to this blog for further news!