Monday, September 27, 2010

Miracle at Hidden Haven

For those that don't know the story of the Sister and her eggs you can go here. The two chicks have been doing great. They have been eating, drinking, chasing each other and just being adorable. The other three eggs just sat there for days doing nothing. I thought I had made a mistake in not putting them in the incubator. Saturday night we decided we would toss the eggs Sunday morning. Sunday morning we saw this

Another chick was hatching! I was so excited and glad we hadn't tossed the eggs earlier. One of the eggs was bad though. As we lifted each egg to listen for peeps and pecks you could tell by the smell. We made a tiny hole to be sure and it was just a rotten egg. But  if this one was hatching we had hope for the last one.
And a mini me Sister was hatched!
Last night we saw this.



A tiny peck that soon turned into this

So all night we kept checking and so did its siblings

And this morning at 6:30AM it hatched!
Another mini me Sister! The first two chicks aren't from Sister's eggs. She took another hens but the last two are truly hers. I am so happy to have a part of her live on and hope at least one of them is going to be a hen like Sister. What a miracle! After losing Sister to have her eggs go on and hatch without her or the help of a incubator. A true blessing.

15 comments:

Mildred said...

This is wonderful news Peggy!

Ann Nichols said...

Oh...It is a miracle!!! I am so so happy for you! Thank you for sharing these fabulous pictures!! May the little chicks grow and grow and be just like their Ma!
Blessings,
Ann

Mike said...

That's too cool. Now you have a mini me Sister and a mini me Sister Sister. ;)

Kent Island Red said...

Peggy, that is just the best news :-) Love to see those fuzzy little angels. Cutest things ever!!

small farm girl said...

Awwwww! How sweet!

amelia said...

Ahhh Peggy, this is so wonderful for you, what a blessing. Baby chicks are just so adorable as are all animal babies. I've yet to see one that isn't precious..

madcobug said...

Glad that those eggs hatched before you tossed them away. Helen

Kelly said...

So happy to hear that she will live on through her chicks.

Kelly said...

Thanks for putting the music control at the top of your page.I often read your blog when I'm at work at night and I have to make sure I get to the music before it starts playing. I have gotten some strange looks from fellow nurses. I just say "what". LOL. We do have down time when things are slow. I don't neglect my patients but they do have to sleep too. ;)

lunamother said...

Hooray! wonderful news ((((((((((PEGGY))))))))))

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Peggy, I'm catching up on blog posts today... Loved reading all of yours... Wish I lived closer so that I could come by and let you introduce all of your babies to me. What a household you have.... Love them!!!!!

Congrats on the new chicks. They may have taken their time --but they did well.....Miracles do happen.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It always amazes me how hard chicks struggle to free themselves from the egg shell and seek life in a wide world. The struggle for life in all of us is quite remarkable.

rsalis said...

What a great story and series of pictures. Thanks for sharing that.

Connie said...

I am so happy that you will have an egg from Sister since she meant so much to you. You are an excellent caregiver to all your babies - I dare not called them animals. LOL To me they are part of the family.

Hugs,
Connie

PEA said...

Oh sis, that brought tears to my eyes, a miracle indeed!! I can just imagine how you felt seeing those two eggs hatch. Sister will definitely live on now through her chicks:-) xoxox