Hatchapalooza Concluded Successfully

We got 11/11 eggs converted into live, cheeping, pecking chicks.

After sober discussion[1], Daniel and I have decided that No 1 will stay here at the Manor. No 1 is after all the first creature born here, or at least the first domestic one, and we’ll keep one other for a buddy for him, since it is not good for chicks to grow up alone. We’re kind of hoping No 1 is actually a hen, but even if he turns out to be a roo, we’ll figure out how to keep him — possibly by building a pen for Mel and giving him some silkie hens.

There’s a pile of pics in my Hatching Eggs set on Flickr. But let me give you just one pic of No 1, who looks a bit pompous and silly, in the way of small baby chickens:
Chick No 1 stares at the camera in three-quarters profile.  He has a leetle orange beak and leetle orange legs.  His face and fluffy tummy are pale yellow, shading to a dark gold on his back and wings.  Adorable?  And how!

[1] DANIEL: WE COULD CYBERNETICALLY ENHANCE HIM AND KEEP HIM FOREVER! HE’S SO CUTE AND FLUFFY!
ME: HOW ABOUT WE SKIP THE CYBERNETIC ENHANCEMENT PART?

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Comments (1) | Life at the Manor — Tags: , , — Andrea @ 2037 on 13 June, 2011

One Response to “Hatchapalooza Concluded Successfully”

  1. JackAndAHat
    1034 on June 15th, 2011

    …I don’t see what’s wrong with Daniel’s idea.

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