Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hatching! With Updates!

8:16 am Scroll down for latest news!

No time to do this right... with pictures, complete sentences.

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!

9:47 am

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.

Two Mamas.
Eleven eggs.
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.

Oh! Hello!

Welcome to the world little one.

hmmm... petite Silky mamas and...

a cocky-little dude Bantam papa? This should be interesting!


nikkipolani said...

Wow wow wow! Waiting for the hatchlings.

Beckie said...

Soooo sweet Nat! I wish I lived closer!

ArtyZen said...

I just love the photo of the two of them peering anxiously and curiously at the emerging chick - wonder what they're thinking? Lovely post. Axx

Alison said...

Ooo, exciting! I hope the mamas can either tell the chicks apart or be good at sharing.

Susan said...

That is one of the sweetest things I've ever seen. It made me smile. I saw a license plate yesterday that said "SILKIES"...David said they must have chickens, and I said it could be goes on.