At 3:39am this morning I awoke for my ritual night time snack. Easter was last weekend and therefore I was still chugging through my chocolate stash, on the midnight snack train.
I checked the incubator (I haven’t been keeping everyone up to date on this little project as I expected total failure!). Well, our first little one broke free!! Talk about some seriously awesome 3am news! I ran to the bedroom and called for Mike to come and see! COME AND SEEEEEEE!!! ahaha, he eventually hopped up and followed me to the kitchen.
Our first little sussex has some spunk and is a chatty Kathy. We went to bed…though I lay awake for about an hour wishing it was 6am already so I could look again!
4 more shells had little cracks in them from the chicks pecking away from the inside.
We gently helped a few open a bit more, and left to start the days work.
Saturday’s is a half day for us, so when we finished working we headed out to Mike’s first Aussie rules game of the season. The afternoon was sunny and perfect.
I was counting down all afternoon till the end of the game… Not to find out a winner but! so we could head home to see our chicks.
When we got in, we had… 5!!!! They are all blonde little ones. Tomorrow we’ll be putting them into a hutch and hopefully the other eggs hatch as well. If not, 5 is a good number! It’s nearly a 50% hatch rate.
I am chuffed with myself right now.
Holly Martin and Mike Cresswell have CREATED LIFE. It’s freaking cool.