Daily Archives: December 26, 2008

Hatching has happened… thank God

The first quail chick has hatched, about 3 minutes ago.

I’ve been very worried about the hatching, nothing seems to have been happening at all. Normally a coulpe of days before you see the first signs of hatching (or pipping) you hear the chicks calling, then a few eggs get craks in and then you get chicks,but this time there has been nothing.

Not even a little peep, or cheep, until just now. While I was sat here, tranferring video of the Christmas carrots, there was a ‘creep,’ then a lot more. Both me and Rhys made ‘shhing’ signs at each other and there was a chick just busting through its shell.  

Lovely!