Saturday, April 2, 2011

Miracle babies!

Could you, would you believe it??

On day 24 of setting, mama Blossom has hatched five chicks to date with the final two having pipped their shells this afternoon, so there may be as many as seven lovely new babies by tomorrow morning!

All this when I thought all was doomed since the chicks were due three days ago - and to think, I almost tossed the eggs having assumed the babies were all still-born - OMG!!

So far we have a bantam frizzled cochin, a bantam black cochin and three silkies, with two more silkies on the way. They are terribly cute, quiet and incredibly adorable - I'll take a little video tomorrow, you just have to see for yourselves!

I bought a bottle of rosé wine to celebrate this miracle!



Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hooray! I can't wait to see the video. Congratulations!

Foothills Poultry said...

congrats to the new mama. Never toss an egg without checking it. I know one person who had a chick hatch in the compost bin from an egg that was on day 25.


Anke said...

I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to see pictures of the little cuties.