Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Welcome, Cauli Le Poussin
Broadway Gal has named one of her chicksoon hatchlings after moi. This is THE news story of the DECADE! Well, maybe it's the top headline since breakfast this morning.
Do you know what this means? I will NEVER again be able to think of chicksoons and hatchlings as winged dinners! They will now forever remind moi of my namesake chick, who is massively cute.
The chick's name is Cauli Le Poussin, or Cauli the (Baby) Chick. (I checked the French translation.) I'm pleased as punch about this great honor. I hope Cauli Le Poussin grows to be a big chicken dude.
Meanwhile, chicksoons have been hatching in MPL Youth Services. If you follow Broadway Gal's Hatching Chicks @ MPL blog (and you should, of course), you would be up-to-speed on the latest developments. But here's where I'll scoop Broadway Gal. Remember, you saw it here first.
Wild Thang had this t-shirt made special for Broadway Gal. Quite fetching!
Let's see some photos of the newly hatched chicksoons. Make with the pictures, minions! Click to bigify.
Hanging Out in the Brooder Box
Pull Up a Stool at the Water Trough
Mighty Fine Brew, We Think
Hey! When Do I Move to the Brooder Box? Just Asking
Getting My Sea-Legs Soon, I'm Hoping
N'yum, N'yum, N'yum
Hatching has not been as vigorous as last year, due partially to the different incubator used this year, which has no fan, as did the one used last year. The humidity problems experienced during incubation were also a factor in fewer hatchlings.
Broadway Gal is having her Chick Experts coming in later today to determine how best to assist the chicks in their healthy growth. The Library is fortunate to have a volunteer consultant on call.
Be sure to watch Sammy the Toucan's solo video (to be recorded later today) for Wild Thang's Early Literacy Blog. (We'll feature it in my blog, too.) There should be chicks aplenty on camera.
Struttin' Their Fluff,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
Chicksoons News Beat
P.S. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is known for his stage performances. The "Mick Jagger Strut" is often copied by holiday party amateur performers who have perhaps partaken overmuch of the demon rum. Like this fellow. Looks a lot like our chicks strutting around the brooder box, if you ask moi.