Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Love Story

Eventually our rooster, Uncle Ice Cream made too much noise and had to move to a new home at Bemboka. 

We regularly checked the couple's eggs for fertilisation but that didn't occur until the very day after he left. We noticed the magic, pale white "bulls eye" on the spot in the yolk. 

Unfortunately by the time we realised the eggs would be fertilised our hen was already sitting tight  on one lonely egg and she refused to lay anymore. She had already lost her husband so she was holding onto his legacy. 

We checked the egg and after only 4 days you could see a little embryo starting to form. 

Exactly 21 days later we checked under the hen and baby Charlotte was born.

 Needless to say the boys are over the moon and so excited about their baby. William said, 'Isn't it great we got a home made chicken!"

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