Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Henry, Anne and the Egg

I did promise to keep you updated on some of those various goings-on from my marathon-posting last month, and I'm happy to say there's some good news!
Early this morning, Anne laid an egg!

Egg, Anne and Henry - on blog

Below you see the happy couple side-by-side, celebrating their achievement with a spot of mutual feather preening.

Egg, Anne and Henry - on blog

The egg is about the size of my thumbnail. What will likely happen is Anne will lay one egg a day til her brood is complete - usually they consist of four to six eggs. After that, she'll sit on them for about two weeks til they hatch.
If they hatch!
When birds mate, they do it very quickly. So, I can't really be sure that these eggs are fertilized, seeing as how I never actually witnessed Henry and Anne being amourous.
If the eggs aren't fertilized, it's best to remove them after about three weeks. Otherwise the little hen will sit and sit, all for naught.

5 comments:

Hilary said...

Aww, congratulations to Henry, Anne, and you for the (potential) new addition to your family! :)

DonnaC said...

Do you prefer grandma or nana? :)

Anna said...

That is about the cutest thing ever.

thimbley said...

Eeee! I'm so excited for it to hatch now! I want to see baby biiiirdies at your house :D

kingshearte said...

That's pretty freaking awesome. I hope there are baby birdies!