Well were getting close to hatch date.
I bet you are really excited, I know I am. I keep telling myself not to be disappointed if none hatch.
But you know I will
The story on my hatch is this....
I just started being interested in Serama chickens after I observed a couple in our local feed store. There were two pairs of Seramas in separate cages. Something caught my eye right away and I took a long time to study them. The first thing that stood out to me was that they looked so happy and content to be just with one another. The first couple was so cute when I saw the hen dust bathing. The rooster was standing guard and watching her with this look of total adoration that I have never seen before in chickens! I couldn't believe it, she would turn from one side to the other and she would look back at him with this playful little attitude. I thought this has to be staged, it was to cute to be real.
So then I went over to observe the other couple. SAME thing! But they had one tiny chick in with them. It was like the perfect little family...they had the same vibes going on, perfect contentment just to be with one another.
I was blown away.
I had to get a couple and see if this was real.
So I did.
I found a lady that had some breeder quality birds and I picked out a hen and a cock. They had not been in the same cage together but I liked their colors so home they came.
I put them into their own coop and watched.
They loved each other right away, and they started being one of those loving pairs that I observed in the feed store. I am not kidding. They acted like little love birds.
This is where the story turns sad...
After having them for about 3 weeks I went to lock them up for the night and I found Nacho the roo laying at the coop floor. He had not been attacked but he could not walk or move his wings. I will not go into detail but I tried everything I could do to save him. I made him a sling, I tried to give him physical therapy everyday, all kinds of supplements and did research everyday to try and find out what was wrong with him.
I still don't know what happened to cause him to be like this, maybe poisoning? But yesterday he passed away. After about a week and a half after I found him like that.The whole time I cared for him Dolly, (the hen) would not leave his side. She even laid her eggs right next to him. As if she was giving him a gift. When I first had to syringe feed him she would put her wing over him to protect him as she thought I was going to hurt him. It was the most amazing thing to see. I am crying as I write this because he was so special. Rest in peace Nacho baby boy..I love you
So the eggs that might hatch this weekend are from Dolly the hen. I don't even know if these eggs are fertile but I sure hope they might be.
Thanks for letting me tell Nacho and Dollys beautiful story.