Happy Jellybean Day! Happy Earth Day! Hope you were able to find a jellybean tree to plant
Sunday afternoon there was a little yellow bit of fuzz peeking out from under Dolores and the other hen.
There he is!
Dolores and the other hen were pretty protective of the little guy
Whoops! Out of the nest he jumps!
Heather decided to name him Peter
(After Peter Cottontail, of course)
I put him back into the nest, which made the two mama hens pretty happy
Goslings don’t really snuggle under the hens like chicks do. They nestle up beside the mama hens.
Out he jumped again. Dolores and the other hen raised such a fuss that Kaboosh came to see what was going on. He was completely enthralled to discover the little puff
By yesterday there were a couple of more babies
Kaboosh stayed beside the nest overnight to help keep track of any babies that decided to hop out of the nest.
I piled some extra hay around the nest box so that the babies could get back in should they decide to jump out.
Kaboosh pushing the babies away from me
This afternoon, Dolores and the other hen came off with 9 adorable little puffs
I went to clean out the nest and discovered this one egg almost hatched and another one that had pipped. So I put them in the incubator. The one egg has already hatched, but he’s still not fuzzy just yet.
When I went to clean out the nest, I also discovered two little guys that had been left behind. They are now situated inside the house, underneath their heating pad, making little happy ‘purring’ noises They’re so cute!