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!



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!


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!

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.