June 18, 2017

A little hatchling!

Ohh, this is so exciting!

Brunhilde, one of my chickens, has been broody for the last 21 days. And today was the day. A little baby chick hatched. I didn't really see a lot of her/him yet, but it's most definitely a dark chicken. I had to lift Brunhilde up to see how far the hatchling was, after I noticed a really small peck on the shell in the early morning hours. And as I lifted her up, a little black feathered ball was screaming at me. :)

Brunhilde has been so brave and valiant since day 1 and I'm so proud of her. This is the first time for her and for me also. I've had these 12 beautiful chickens for almost 2 years now and a few of them have been broody in the past. But it was always me who took their eggs away because I was afraid. How silly am I, right? I just didn't know anything about baby chickens and how to care for them after they hatched. And I thought before I do anything wrong, I simply do not let the hens go broody. But I've had enough time by now to read into hatchlings and baby chicks that I feel content enough to let them do their thing.

I hope I'll be able to post photos of the little one soon!

10 comments:

  1. That's so exciting! Can't wait to see more pictures :-)

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    1. Thank you, Dawn! I've been very busy since my last post, but I'll be sure to get a new one posted soon - with many photos!

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  2. Very sweet! I'm sure you will be a great chicken momma. :O)

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    1. Oh thank you very much, Robin! I sure hope so. :)

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  3. I love all of the pictures you're sharing of the chickens on Twitter. Thank you once again for sharing these moments.

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    1. Thanks, Theresa! And it's my pleasure, really. :)

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  4. Gorgeous images. Your blog is such a treat to the eyes!

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  5. All your pictures & words, so charming, so sweet! Thank you!

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    1. You make me blush! Thanks, Sarah. :) So lovely to hear from you again. ♥

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