Thursday, 12 August 2010

Stiggy loves the chicks!

A weird thing happened today. I went to collect the eggs as per usual, but in a strange place, there were a number of eggs, so I picked one up. It weighed more than the others so I got my torch and checked them.

8 of the eggs seemed to have chicks inside!

I hope to raised at least a few of the chicks - I'm really hoping they survive!

I am in contact with the man most knowledgeable about these things - Don!

Oh.... and I also have about 8-10 baby stick insects.... seems like our home is growing into a farm!

:D

7 comments:

Ruth said...

Bizarro! That must have been quite a shock. Bleh. But fun to raise some chicks "from scratch" so to speak. :D

Stiggy said...

Thanks Ruth - and sorry to have bothered you earlier - but I panicked a bit!

Hopefully Don will be able to give some more advice over the next while and we'll have some healthy chicks to show!

Oh and by the way - that HAS to be the fastest comment on my blog EVER!

:D

Carol Q said...

aw brilliant - what a surprise. Kane'll love it. love the way stick insects move. hope you've got lots of privet hedge.

Lottie said...

Brilliant - didn't you know that a boy chicken and a harem of lady chickens - make chicks.

How wonderful - can't wait to see them when they hatch

Stiggy said...

Thanks Carol, Kane loves the thought of these things, but like most kids loses interest after a while and I have to look after them.

We feed them blackberry leaves instead of privet.

Hi there Lottie!

Yes, I sort of realised that's what happened. My ladies hid these away from me - they look almost ready to hatch already!!!

Big rush to make sure everything is ok for them.

Glad to see your typing is accurate today!

;)

Debbie said...

Surprise! Girls can be sneaky like that. I miss having my girls around. I loved it when they decided to sit. After 21 days it was almost like Christmas for a good week or so!

I can't wait to see your new additions when they hatch.

Baby stick bugs??? I will have to post the picture of the one I found at camp. I know they are out there but have never seen baby ones. Its been almost 10 years since I saw my last one.

Hope your having a great weekend!
Debbie

Stiggy said...

I will blog all the details about this event - let's hope it all goes well!

I'll also put a photo of the baby stick insects for you too soon.

:D