I promise not to bore everyone rigid with millions of photographs of tiny chicks, but all five of Millicent's eggs hatched. One of the three under Buttercup has hatched (so far)and by tomorrow perhaps the last 2 will have hatched. Here's hoping, but if they haven't it's still an incredibly good hatch rate.
There are four araucanas, 1 light sussex and one throwback silver laced wyandotte which Charlotte told me is most likely a boy as the other times this has happened they've been male so Emily will have to be Emile!
They've all eaten and had a drink of water and all seem healthy.
The most I managed to get in one photo was three, but there are five in this house. Two of the wee araucanas were hiding under mum. They kept peeping out then disappearing really quickly.
After just gazing at baby chicks for ages I went to play with the ducks. We've got a stream and in this heat they spend a lot of the day in it, but we have a new thing we do in the evening. It's called "hose the duck"
They come up every evening for this! I hold the hose up in the air and they stand under it for a few minutes having a lovely shower, some of them wash themselves, some have a wee drink and some just stand completely still. It's really funny!
We had a lovely day today. It was Lloyd's mum/Penny's birthday, so in the morning we went to the Kaikohe A&P show which was really good. By pure coincidence we got to see one of our alpacas - Popcorn, as he was there with his mum, for the day! After the show we went to Mangonui for Fish and Chips. Yum!