oh and also today the chicks learned how to go up the ramp. It was super cute. Mom was having some difficulty teaching them so I had to intervene and show them that they could stand on the ramp. Then when mom went up the next time they followed her right up! It was super cute. This whole ordeal took about 45 min because at first they didn't get the whole ramp idea. So they went to the one roost and tried to jump from there (which is impossible). Mama then went and tried to show them that they could jump from the roost, but she failed to jump so back to the ramp she went. She then gave up for a while and sat down with them. Then after I went and helped out a bit it was smooth sailing. They have hunkered down in the one nest box for the night. Super cute :) I just hope that they can make it down in the morning.
The one egg that never hatched is in there too... I still see blood veins and what not, so I put it up there with her just to see... an experiment if you will. I am still so traumatized from that egg I opened that still had the baby alive in it that I just cant bring myself to throw it away.
I love this whole experience of having a broody hen!!! Also today mama and babies were dust bathing together! They are only a week and a half old! It is amazing how fast they pick up things when they are shown how by mama. Broody is the way to go!
I took some video, but I will have to up load that later.