Please pardon my “yelling” I’m just really excited. When we lived in Florida we lived in a city so hatching our own eggs was not a possibility (the risk of hatching roosters was too high). Roosters are not allowed in urban areas for those of you who may not know the rules. I had already pushed the boundaries as it was…. a rooster would have done me and my tiny farm in.
One of the first things I wanted to have when we moved here was my very own rooster. I have always found them to be the most glorious looking birds. I love the way they strut. I am one of the few people I know who really enjoys the crowing….all day long. I just adore it. It’s my daily reminder that my dream of living in the country has come true.
I have a borrowed egg incubator (thank you sooo much Mrs. Homeowner!). We incubated 18 eggs and were able to hatch 16 of them. Two of them went rotten and smelled so badly it caused a gag almost every time I walked near the incubator. I had no idea what the cause of the smell was (even though it was one of those smells that you could actually see)…. Mrs. Homeowner came over to see the babies hatching and was kind enough to take the 2 eggs away. I guess the weird fluid that had gathered on top of the eggs should have been my first clue….it wasn’t. The stench should have been a clue too….nope. I was so scared to throw away a live baby chick in waiting that I just put up with the smell. Hey, you live….you learn. In this case, you gag…you learn.
Anyway, check out this video. It has the cutest ending. Don’t worry, we have the video running at double speed so you won’t have to sit for an hour to watch a chick find its way from its shell.
It’s the simply things people! Something so simple can bring such joy. After a long time not being well, I’ve learned to embrace the simple. I’ve never been happier. Join me won’t you?
My cousin said there is a fancy super speedy way to load videos onto my blog but said I have to wait for him to tell me because he’s very busy watching football. Sigh. I did the best I could for right now. Gosh, I wish I had a super technical mind!!!! I don’t. Maybe the opposite.
Anyway, how about that sweet little chick falling asleep at the end??? He was totally exhausted after making his big entrance. What is cuter than a new born chick? Not much.