I know that I have been terrible at posting recently, I just wasn't ready to put up this next post.
A week and a half ago, on schedule, Pip started hatching. We came back from a home ed meet to see the egg moving. It was really strange to talk to the egg and see it moving in response!
Later on in the afternoon we saw a small crack. After that, nothing.
Champ asked to sleep downstairs to be there if Pip hatched early in the morning. Since he was the only one to turn the egg we thought that it was right that the chick imprinted on him :)
Pip hatched early hours of the morning :)
We had to leave her in the incubator for the day to let her dry off and keep her warm.
The day after, when she was all fluffy, the kids got to hold her.
Such a cutie!!!
Now here is the bad news. When Pip was 2 days old, we were all out in the garden and Kiki snuck inside. She climbed up and tried to get Pip out from under the brooder...she was too rough and broke Pip's wing and our lovely little chick died :'( The kids were devastated.
Pip is now buried at the base of our new apple tree :(