Twins? Or, Counting My Chickens.

Not only did I find this totally enthralling… but also a wee bit creepy. There’s summat in there!

You can’t see it too well, but the chick embryos are spinning and moving in a lively fashion around the egg. Colonel Mustard has left a posthumous legacy: 5 out of the 8 Brahma eggs have tiny light-shy occupants, which is excellent for a lady and gent rather past their prime. 3 of the 6 Orpingtons are also fertile, with a couple more I wasn’t sure about. Again, not bad considering they arrived via Royal Mail.

Poor Mrs Brahma is pecking about disconsolately again, all on her tod. She’ll have lots of tiny friends in a few weeks, but in the meantime I may buy her more fox food another companion.

5 Responses

  1. Um…congratulations?

  2. The legacy of Colonel Mustard the Second. Perhaps a Disney movie? Poor Mrs Brahma. But congrats on the eggs doing so well. I loved the video.

  3. Ooh, I’ve heard your voice! Cool!

    It could be one chick spinning about its own yolk-sac. Unless it looks radically different from the other eggs. We had dozens of large eggs my mother was CONVINCED would be twins, candling them obsessively, and they never were. It all got a little silly and my step-Dad came over all Manly and insisted on restoring incubating duty to the hens. Whereapon at least two of them produced twin-eggs. Of course.

  4. It’s hard to not worry, even when you know the chances are everything is fine, within the normal range of development. I hope you are worrying yourself for absolutely nothing! My DS did a odd seizure like thing for the first 4 months of his life, always when feeding – he didn’t seem to make alot of noises and start talking as soon as others – he was always on the small end of the chart, like 5 – 10% – yet now he is a talkative, healthy (other than lazy eye, food allergy, probably asthma, and eczema – all things we need to help him with, but you know, he’s still healthy to me!).

    It is good to be vigilant just in case, but I hope you can let go a bit more and just enjoy your sweetie.


  5. that’s neat!

    I’ve told my husband that we need to move to England so my kid (someday…) will have a cool accent. The ones over here suck. A lot. 😦

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