We Have a Chick!

June 24, 2022

Is a chick sitting in half an eggshell hatched? In my book it is. And those constantly watching since the first pip at midnight 19 hours ago are likely to agree. Chick number one hatched at 7:00 pm this evening. Maybe earlier, but that was when Mom got real antsy and kept adjusting her left wing. Ten minutes later she lifted it high enough to reveal Junior sitting upright in his calcium cradle. Or hers; darned if we can tell the difference. LPC is proud of these parents. They are reliable brooders and we feel privileged to assist them by providing a nesting raft. Here’s hoping #2 hatches just as healthy and just as boisterous. This chick can sing! Nonstop.