With number three in the process of hatching as I write. Life – what an amazing process!
Late last night my husband came into the house with a partially hatched egg in hand. A baby duck was in the process of breaking out. Not sure what we should do to help, we helped it (later to learn that is not a good thing to do) out of its shell. The little one was weak and we immediately put it under the light to keep it warm. I was nervous because it seemed so worn out. But then again, I guess that would be expected – considering the whole birthing process.
Baby number one was running around burning off huge amounts of energy while baby number two was trying to rest from hatching.
I checked on them in the middle of the night and baby two seemed to be getting stronger. By 5:30 this morning it was sitting up and making noise with its sibling. I can’t believe how tough these little chicks are. They are the cutest little things.
I imagine by the end of this evening we will have three babies.