It wasn’t easy, but I finally got you a couple of pictures! They’re not the greatest, but they’re the only ones I’ve gotten so far. This morning when the sun cam up, I went into the garage, turned on the light, and opened the roof of the nursery coop. Mama was fluffed in a corner and Baby was clearly still sleeping. I let them be for maybe 30 minutes and then I sneaked back out for a peek. Mama was showing Baby how to eat breakfast and I snapped two quick shots before it disappeared into the fluff.
The most noticeable thing for me so far is the difference in the peeping between this baby and my mail-order babies last year. This baby’s peeping sounds so much happier! It is very melodic and sing-song… it sounds like a meadowlark or something. Lots of different notes and melodies and happy little twitters. I think it is one happy baby. The mail-order babies just sounded like, “peep, peep, peep.” I don’t know how else to describe it, but to me, it is very obvious. Baby likes to have Mama. And BOY does she love that baby. If I so much as peek over the edge into the coop, she puffs up like a blowfish, gives me the evil eye and growls like a dog. When I am out of eye shot and I am quiet, she starts to happily cluck to the baby. It’s a low, rhythmic, happy-sounding cluck. I can only imagine how happy she’d be with a few more babies! This one is going to have only-child syndrome for sure! It’ll be a spoiled Mama’s-chick.