If you read my post yesterday you know that I'm over the moon excited about our newest endeavor. Twenty-one days into the process and the pipping started. Personally, I cannot imagine living in a shell for near a month and then having to crack my own way out, but..... this is about nature and it is what chicks do.
Starting sometime yesterday afternoon little cracks appeared on his shell (not sure it's a boy) and the peeping began. Yes, I did say peeping. All night we watched and waited and waited and watched, but nothing truly happened before bedtime. It was everything I could do to make myself sleep... I was sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited.
This is our first batch of hatching and I really wasn't sure we'd see any chicks at all so you can imaigne the awe and amazement of hearing the egg chirp. It's really really fun!
At about two am I checked on the humidity levels and saw that there was a small hole at the top of the egg. I probably should have taken it as a clue to stay up but didn't. When son awoke us at 5am we had a born and alive chickie. I can't wait until later today and try and get some better photos... but for now this will have to do.