Saturday, October 10, 2015

Chick's first moments


First there was a splinter on the side of the egg. A couple of hours later a small hole appeared as the chick used its egg tooth to batter away at its ovoid prison. An hour ago the hole was a little bigger and movement could be seen through the hole.
Then about five minutes ago the cheeping became much louder as the eggshell split in half and the chick emerged. The following video is a short documentation of a chick within a minute of its hatching.

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Hopefully you can see Opportunity Farm's youngest chicken in action. Already the chick has headed off to the brooder to join its two older siblings. With any luck there will be more hatched by morning.

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