"You lookin' at ME?"
Um... say, Baby where'd you come from? She eventually turned and ran right back under Jane, my crazy Salmon Favorelle... who wasn't due to hatch for another week or so.
This made my pal WZ comment, "As hot as it's been, I don't think the eggs would even need a hen to sit on them!!! Just leave it out and POP! There's a chick!"
So I dunno - maybe that's what happened! Hee hee hee
Actually I think Jane sat on an egg that had been brooded under Miss Duck for a couple days. Or tomorrow I'll go out and there will be a buncha babies under her and I'll give up on trying to keep track of anything.
You can just barely see the tuffs.
I just couldn't keep my hands off this baby - she's just a peach. And when she got a little more dried off you can tell she's going to have the little tuffs around her face.
Because of the crippling heat and humidity today (oh look..heat index = 102*) we put The Dozen outside in the former duck yard. We also put Charlie and her chicks - sadly one of the 4 didn't make it - out in the same yard. The 3 itty bitty babies and Charlie have been popping around in the shade enjoying the breeze. The Dozen are stunned that The Whole Wide World is so big.
I had to come in a 1pm - just before we crested 100*. But I've been making the rounds every hour or so to fill the waterers and hose everyone off.
Hope everyone is staying cool!