Sunday, 18 April 2010

Wonderful nature!

Three weeks ago I did a post
about getting some fertile hatching eggs for my broody hen.

Well, EGGSactly (ha ha sorry!) 21 days later...

They've hatched!!!

Well, that should say...

They're hatching!!!

This morning
I went out to check on everyone,
seeing as the boys are at their Dad's
this weekend and couldn't do it themselves.
I stroked 'Pie' the cheeky bunny.
who runs around loose in the garden and runs up to you
nibbling your shoes or toes!

Enjoyed the sunshine on my face, drank my coffee,
fed the hens some stale bread,
they also tried to nibble at my toes!
Think it must be the red varnish, is flip flop weather, almost, ish.

And then...

I went to check on Wendy.

Realising that todays the day the eggs should hatch!
21 days after the dark night
 that I slipped the fertile hatching eggs under her,
removing the pebbles she was sitting on.

Oh I wonder what might be?

Whats that I hear?

Teeny tiny cheep cheep sounds!!!

So I brave the wrath of Wendy


She's a grumpy girl

I don't think you are really supposed
to pick her up off the nest but i did!
I couldn't wait!

There before me I see 8 eggs and 1 cute chick!
Yes, even the unhatched eggs, all cheeping away together.

So here he is...


Or hopefully, SHE?!

Just how cute is that?!

Then right before my eyes,
another chick pops out of it's egg!

So I left her to it, before she got upset
 and before they got cold.

The boys have just arrived back home,
and I told them I had a secret to tell them...
About someone having a baby...

Finley's jaw dropped open, He said,

'YOU?'  'US!!?'

NOOOOooo, I quickly put him straight on that one!

Jacob shouted,
and ran off to the back door.

I quicky explained that they needed to be calm,
and very quiet,
so we can go and have a peep.


Isn't nature wonderful?!

Have you all made friends with your SWAP partners?

I am thrilled to be partnered with

I have got my thinking cap on now.

Just hope I can actually post the things I am planning
on sending Tilly!  I may have to KEEP them all.

Love Claire.


VintageVicki said...

Does this make you a Granny?? ;)

Congratulations on your new arrivals :)

vintage mum said...

What lovely colours are you keeping them all ?
Cate x

Vintage from the Village said...

Fantastic news ! they are so sweet !
Sue x

jackanne said...

WELL DONE WENDY!!and you granny! ha,lets hope they are all girlys....xx

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Let's drop the GRANNY business eh?! ha ha. xxx

Emma said...

They are just fab, I want one, actually the dark grey one please..x

Ma Larkin said...

Well done. They are beautiful. And born on the due date too, which apparently only 10% of humans manage!

bekimarie said...

Lol Granny Claire ;)
They are gorgeous, I want some.

Beki xxx

Florence and Mary said...

How cute!!!

Victoria xx

Taz said...

Awww welcome to the world wee chirpy cheep cheeps :)
LOL at the news you're a granny!

melanie said...

How lovely! They are adorable, I would of loved to have been there, seeing them all hatch, how gorgeous! xxx

A Country Girl said...

How wonderful! I am desperate for one of my girls to go broody now.

Kissed by an Angel said...

Aren't they cute!!!

maryannlucy said...

They are lovely, beautiful colours, how sweet x

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Hi Claire, I have left an award for you on my blog. SueXX

Kelly said...

Congatulations to Wendy!!! such cute chicks!

bellaboo said...

Cheep,cheep! They are so cute.Glad I popped in.

Bellaboo :0)

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness they are so cute..our chicks have tripled in size (they are now 2 weeks old) and are kicking up all their bedding (as they are living in the laundry room for the time being, until it's warmer out) the kids do a "chick check" for me every morning!

Maisey's Attic said...

They are gorgeous - Congratulations!
Would love to see some more pictures of them - are you keeping them?

Claire - I'll be thinking of you and Finley, and sending lots of positive thoughts your way - xxx

a mermaids purse said...

thats adorable- lovely ost ;0)xx

Maisey's Attic said...
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Maisey's Attic said...

Hi Claire - hope all went well. Have a relaxing weekend - you deserve it!