Wednesday, April 20, 2016

First Feeding

Here are the 2 chicks as of yesterday afternoon.  Because each chick continues to receive nourishment from its yolk sac, they technically don't need to eat for the first couple of days after hatching.  Regardless, instinct does kick in with the adults so they will attempt a feed and the chicks also begin gaining strength to sit up and respond to the food offerings.  
There is a good chance the 3rd egg will hatch/be hatched by Wednesday morning.   Unfortunately, I have field work scheduled first thing and will be unable to watch but I will post an update as soon as I am able!