Monday, September 21, 2009

A Mothers Love


Well, Harriet finally did it! She hatched an egg and became a mom. My husband named the egg before it was born and the name he chose was Gordon. Not sure if this is a girl (pullet) or boy (cockerel), but it sure is cute. This is a picture of Gordon peeping out from the warm comfort of his/her mom's wing. Mom has been busy keeping Gordon warm and trying to teach how to eat and drink and this little peep catches on fast. Amazing how nature works. Yesterday I offered Harriet her favorite treat of crickets and little Gordon dived right in. Harriet helped break up the cricket and Gordon was a little pig, loving every bite. Gordon is all of 2" tall when standing upright so is a tiny peep. We certainly are hoping this little peep grows up to be big and strong, just like his Bantam parents.

Here is a picture of the egg Gordon came out of next to a quarter for reference...

5 comments:

WW said...

This is just the sweetest picture!
I'm so proud of Harriet...and I'm quite sure she's equally proud of herself as well as that new baby peep.
Can't wait to see if Gordon is really a "Gorden" as he/she starts to grow....lol

goatpod2 said...

Way to go Harriet!

Amy

http://goatpod2.wordpress.com

roc said...

love that baby! what a wonderful little miracle of life.

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I am very ashamed to be so far behind on blogs, but what a lovely post to get caught up with tonight! Congratulations Harriet and family! Gordon is a cutey for sure! I am fascinated with the whole egg laying, egg sitting thing. My dad is a wildlife biologist and I lived on some wildlife refuges when I was young and I've heard so many stories about my dad doing research for the Univ. of Missouri on ducks and their eggs and nesting patterns. Nature is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us!

kerstins blogg said...

Nice pictures :)