Originally Posted by AnnieBLix
I found this thread yesterday! Been stuck on it since!
My Pekin, Florence, went broody very quickly over the Easter holidays, so because we have no cock I sourced 6 fertile eggs and put them under her and she's been a great little sitter ever since!
Today is day 20! I'm so nervous/apprehensive/excited! It's funny the impact these little creature can have on you!
So, when we put chick can on this morning (my husband being a gadget freak rigged up a video camera feed that allows our daughters to have a peek at Florence in her nest box! It's brill!) I thought I could hear cheeping - but I quickly came to the conclusion that it was the wild birds and wishful thinking.
When I went to check on Florence later on this morning, I was chatting to her and she was cluck, clucking back and low and behold the cheep, cheep again! I'm 95% positive the hatch has started but she won't let me see and chick cam isn't detecting any little chicks, either, as I'm sure they're safely tucked up under Mummy!
I'm just hoping she get's 'something' for all her hard work and a few friends for her something would be brilliant too :)
Just an update on my previous post (above)
Yesterday at 4pm she got up for a bite to eat etc and I checked the nest and low and behold a beautiful little yellow ball of fluff was sitting there cheeping loudly.
I came down first thing this morning to check her and decided to lift and get a look and the little yellow ball of fluff had been joined by 3 other balls of fluff, all safely tucked up under Mummy. The remaining 2 eggs are yet to hatch, although one had started to pip and the other one may well have had pips but I couldn't see... too much to take in!
So far, so good on our first hatch. Florence the Pekin has done marvellously! I'm delighted with her.
Hopefully the last two hatch with no problems.