CUTENESS OVERLOAD at the Eaton's house this weekend!
Here's where the story begins. Ron's feeding the girls their treats, dried worms. They love them.
|About a month ago Sylvia got "broody." She'd sit in the nesting box all I'd take her out, and she'd get right back in.|
|I called my friend Cheri for advice. She said, "You ought to get her a couple of fertilized eggs!"|
|I texted my friend Mary and asked if she knew where I could get a couple of fertilized eggs. She replied, "I'll bring you six tomorrow!|
|And so the 21-day wait began. Sylvia was absolutely committed.|
|I'd take her out once a day just to check. Sometimes I'd find an extra egg that someone had layed there. One day I found one of the eggs broken. She looks a little miffed and puffed up about being taken out of the box.|
|Whenever Sylvia would leave the nest to have a drink, use the bathroom, or eat, Fancy would take her place. I'd marked the fertilized eggs with a Sharpie so I would know which one she'd tried to sneak in.|
|When I lifted Sylvia up Saturday morning, I found a surprise!|
|Before long the little thing was perked up!|
|I tried to give them their peace, but I could not help myself! So sweet! And "peep, Peep, PEEP" for mama when she's not in the box with her.|
|I'd gotten chick food and chick feeder and chick water but I had no idea how she'd get the baby out of the box, across the roosting bar, down the ramp and too it. After this, I just put it all in the nesting box beside them. That worked.|
|Sunday right when we were about to leave for church, I decided I needed to check one more time. Yay!! another one!|
|So sweet! But, they love their mama best! I know she's annoyed that I keep "checking on them."|
|These sweet little things will get to go live in my friend Brooke's classroom. I've loved them. The first graders will love them so much too!|