Any news yet?
Chicks are hatching as I type. At least 4 out already as I've managed to remove 4 shells and it appears I have a lavender, maybe a splash or mottled and a dark one but I'm really not familiar with these colours to know for sure how they will feather out. Frances is such a good broody, she's let me rake around underneath her without a mummer and fish out the empty shells and the odd chick to look at, but she's down pretty tight and doesn't want me lifting her which is fair enough, especially as she has that dicky tummy and I would hate for her to have an accident at this point!! No doubt by tomorrow, I will know the full tally. It's so tempting to keep checking though, so I've come home out of the way and she is probably breathing a huge sigh of relief that I'm gone!
The photos still aren't up on DLT's website. I know he had a busy few days because it was the cross country schooling weekend at Bywell on Sat and Sunday, so he will have had a lot of photos to process but I'm dying to see how wonderful Archie looks flying over those jumps and no doubt how shockingly bad my jumping seat is.
I hope you are starting to come to terms with the loss of Kipper a little and that the pain is easing.
PS. I love the emoticon of Archie galloping to the rescue! That really put a smile on my face
Edited by rebrascora - 5/4/16 at 11:59am