Good news, we have a new baby! This little chick hatched yesterday. We're keeping it in the house until it's big enough to be outside in a safe little baby chicken place. Right now it's about the size of a golf ball with a head. Super tiny!
This baby is a Sizzle, which is a cross between a Silkie (like Toe Picker), and a Frizzle (maybe Tiny Tim, more than likely Little Buddy - he's a bit more successful with the ladies than Tiny Tim). For the first couple of days baby chicks sleep a LOT, though only for short periods of time. They're easily awaken, and quick to return to snoozing. She (I'm being optimistic) had just finished a light snack, and apparently needed to catch some Zzzz's. It will be fun to watch her grow - I hope she has crazy feathers, like the frizzles! I'm TRYING to post a video on YouTube, but per it's usual style, YouTube is NOT cooperating with me.
In sad news, the first chick that hatched yesterday didn't make it. *Make note of the full moon comment above.* That will never be an easy thing to deal with here on the farm.
We have another egg in the incubator that is supposed to hatch on Friday. I'm grateful -- this little blonde cutie needs a friend (besides me & Alan & Daisy).