5.17.2007

Peeptuplets (or, I Could Die from the Cute)


As you may recall, Rebel Goldilocks went missing and was found on May 2nd, sitting on a clutch of ten nice, light brown eggs in our window well.

On Tuesday morning, she hopped out for a drink of fresh water and a nice snack. She must've known something was about to happen. She's been sitting on her eggs very diligently, patiently sitting, and sitting, and sitting some more.

Yesterday morning I looked underneath her before I left for The Spinning Loft and saw that some of the eggs had begun to crack. One even had a wee hole in it. Hatching had begun.

By evening, she had a whole bevy of little downy creatures busy underneath her. And this morning...



Considering that all the eggs were Goldie's, and our only rooster is Odo, it's fascinating that the chicks vary in their coloring. Ah, the vaguaries of genetics.


I counted seven chicks--quite an impressive hatch rate.


I gave them some water and a snack. Everyone was delighted.


These shots are from the basement window. The view is great, even though the pictures aren't.


14 comments:

d. chedwick bryant said...

awwww. too cute...must look away--or I will want one!

DAWN said...

Aww, I don't know the protocol for congratulating a chicken on her babies but "cluck, cluck, cluck" or "peep, peep, peep" .

mrspao said...

How sweet!!!

Jeanne said...

Very cute. I'm wondering how Rebel Goldilocks is thinking she's going to get her chicks out of that window well without you?

Dee said...

Awwwww, cute chicks. Are you going to keep all of them?

Rachel said...

Oh man! That is so cool!! Thanks for posting pics of it.

Keep us updated on their progress.

Anonymous said...

not fair you're more a Grandma than me !!!!!!!!! LOL
Congrats to all
love
Mom "C"

Mouse said...

*squeeee!* they are so cute! I hope you're keeping them!

Chris said...

Awww... When will the chick transports arrive to remove them from the window well?

Oh, thought of you when I saw this t-shirt...

stella said...

The cheep cheeps are adorable! I was an animal science major in college, and my poultry professor used to bring chicks to class for us to play with... makes me want to go to the grain store and bring a few... dozen... home!!!

jessie said...

Cute, cute, cute, too cute! Actually, the window well is a great place for them because they'll be safe for a couple of weeks, and then they'll be able to hop/fly out when they're big enough. Smart mom.

I love to watch a mother hen doing her job. I love the noises she makes, too. Enjoy your babies!

said...

Peeplets!! Squeeee! I just want to steal one and run away. hahahahaha!

Karen said...

So cute!

BlackCrow said...

eeek to cute!!!
I'm going to have to draw some into my backyard backgrounds.
Hey one of the writers for the animation series I'm working on has used my name for one of the chickens in the next script he is writing, how cool is that?
I've been animating a few chickens last week....eye blinks and head turns.