Saturday, February 20, 2010

Baby chick - The new experience!

Have you ever seen a baby chick hatched from its shell? I have!!
A few weeks ago, a hen laid eggs under our house in an ice container full of junks! (Don’t ask me, it’s not mine) There were about 12 eggs altogether. At first, five chicks managed to hatch but unfortunately only two had survived. I took the two chicks inside our home every night for several nights to prevent cats from eating them.
And one morning, as usual I took out that two chicks out back to their mommy, when suddenly I heard a very slow chick voice out of nowhere.
I searched high and low for the voice, even dig all those dirty stuff in the container when I suddenly spotted a moving beak through a small hole of one of the eggs (The only place that I didn’t even think of looking for it...sigh). But I thought it may come out by itself, and so I let it be.
But until that evening, the poor baby was still inside its tiny home. I told my husband (well, actually I was so excited that I’ve told him right after I saw it that morning (^J^).
He went down and took the egg out. He told me to break the shell, but I was sceptical and also felt weak all of the sudden just thinking about holding the fragile little creature...urgh, you know the feeling, right?
And so he break the shell a little piece by little. Both me and my eldest son waited anxiously as little by little the chick was revealed... It was a mixed feeling...happy – amazed – touched - excited, you name it! It was also an added experienced as I used to be a ‘midwife’ to my young cat when she delivered its babies 14 years ago.
*Sadly, the baby chick didn’t make it because my family and I was away for several days and I blamed myself besauce I wasn’t be able to take care of the baby chick...Sigh.
*But the good news is that both chicks that I cared before are alright and healthy. And when we got back from our trip, a black and white cat delivered 4 kittens in a box in front of our doorstep! Oh wow! Do you know something? It’s exactly the same color as my cat that gave birth 14 years ago...
*I also found out that my pet rabbit (we have a pair of rabbits) is probably pregnant, too! Grin.

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