Monday, February 16, 2015

The 100% mumma..and it's been a bit shaky around here...

Our little Maran girl went clucky about 5 weeks ago, and I put 12 guinea fowl eggs under her to hatch out for me. About 2 1/2 weeks in, 1 egg mysteriously disappeared, leaving 11 eggs. They were due to hatch today. Overnight on Friday night and over the course of Saturday, all 11 eggs hatched out healthy little babies. That is the first time EVER that we have had a 100% success rate with any hatching, whether it be in the incubator or under a clucky hen. I have moved them all in to a separate safe pen, so they all have plenty of room, and they are running around and being very cute.

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And just to keep things interesting, just before 2am last night, we were shaken awake by our first ever earthquake. It was like a loud rumble roaring through the house, it only lasted about 10- 15 seconds, and the dogs seemed a bit frightened, but there was no damage to anything, it was a 5.2 magnitude, so I think it was pretty mild compared to what some poor people experience. That is something I never thought I would see here.
And, while I have been sitting here reading this, we just felt another one...not sure what magnitude yet, as the news sites haven't reported on it yet...wow...mother nature reminding us again not to mess with her...