Hatch 4, day old arauana chicksOn the afternoon of Friday 18 September, Nutmeg hatched out of her (?) egg.   Twelve hours later arrived Casper (the second) just in time for the beginning of ‘chicken hatching party’ held in their honour.  While the humans laughed and played, ‘Chippie’ slowly but surely chipped her way out of her egg, arriving Saturday evening amidst much anticipation and joy.  Despite being 24 hours younger than her chick-siblings, Chippie has held her own in the brooder today with Nutmeg and Casper II… who, by the way, have learned already how to coordinate their feet in scratching up their food!  Oh – and they are already growing tiny wing feathers… so cute!

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