Zelda and Puff are sitting on eleven eggs. Zoltar is strutting. One little pollito is breaking through.
Now I have to clean my kitchen.
Can you imagine what a mess my kitchen would have to be to keep me from blogging-photographing-observing this Chica-docious moment!?! Mercy.
Back with updates asap!
Okay I washed some dishes! SO, I have earned blogging minutes!
Besides tracking hurricane Irene, you can follow Zelda and Puff's chick report. I wish the storm were as eagerly anticipated and joyful as waiting for chicks to appear. Stay safe East Coast kin.
Last March, the fourth to be specific, Zelda hatched chicas. It happened during the San Diego FIRST robotics competition, where FIRST 2102 Team Paradox won a second Engineering Inspiration award... that was not a random robotics plug... I believe there is significant meaning in the timing of these things. It is totally cosmic. I think it could mean they are getting Chairman's this season.
Oh. Right. Chicas. Focus.
Even though Zelda was the broody hen, it became apparent that some of those chicas had to have belonged to dark feathered Puff, and Puff did look a little hurt to be missing out on the gratification of motherhood... so this time, she stepped in the nest box and has been incubating beside her Silky sister.
One proud Zoltar.
They are so dear.
They slip the eggs under their wings, gently, with their beaks. Side by side, the Silky sisters are waiting for the arrival of their chicks.
Welcome to the world little one.
hmmm... petite Silky mamas and...
a cocky-little dude Bantam papa? This should be interesting!