Sunday, May 24, 2009
Number Two and Three
Owen stopped by today to Meet Wuella. He enjoyed hearing her peep and try to walk around.
Here is little Wuella all fluffy in the brooder. She is still struggling to walk. She hasn't drank or eaten very much either. We changed her splint from a band-aid to a pipe cleaner. It is more sturdy. If you are the praying type, please pray that she will start walking upright and eating and drinking. She peeps SO loud. I am so glad that she is all fluffy now. Now meet little Wuella.
While Owen was visiting we had a surprise appearance. I had been hearing some chirping and saw a few little beak holes through the incubator windows. We were all checking intermittently. I went in to take a look and there was a chick! Owen named her. We had a couple of suggestions of course. Out of them he chose Xena. We thought it fitting as she just seemed to pop out! Here she is through the window in the incubator. World, meet Xena! She is a blue laced red wyandotte. You can tell that her feathers and beak are lighter that Wuella's.
Shortly after Xena arrived number 3 hatched. Here they both are. It is a little fuzzy but you can see her. She is a blue cuckoo maran. I haven't picked a name for her yet.
Number four is trying to hatch and Xena and number 3 are huddled around her. I am calling them all girls for now. I can only hope! Many others are rolling around and starting to hatch. It is all so exciting. I am getting worn out! We still have a ways to go.
Here is Lleulu checking out Wuella. She is curious about the chicks, but doesn't seem to be hunting them. She has been curled up near the incubator and checking the peeping sounds out. Maybe she will be a good mother hen.
I will keep you posted as the hatching continues. What a great Memorial Day weekend! Stay tuned...