Shell: This is Shell, here, with a live report from Uncle Clay’s barn, where a serama chick has just hatched from its egg! Yes, you heard correctly, folks. We have five eggs in an incubator–
Santa: My incubator! I raised the money for it —
Shell: Santa’s incubator. Right. And our serama eggs. Five of them–
Annie: They’re so cute–
Santa: The eggs, Annie? Or the chicks. Be specific. We’re on the internet here!
Annie (hands clasped): Both–!
Shell: Anyway, seramas are the smallest of bantam chickens —
Santa: –bantams are small chickens —
Shell: — and we collected some eggs from our breeding pair–
Annie: –And stuck them in the incubator, such a cute, warm, humid place —
Santa: We put them in the incubator 19 days ago. Now they’re hatching. Right on schedule.
Shell: Anyway, the first one hatched, and has tons of energy.
Annie: — It flopped around —
Shell: –And now the peck area of another egg is turning into a line–
Annie: — the chicks just peck a line all the way around the egg to get out of one end, kind of like a zipper —
Santa: No, it’s not.
Shell: Anyway, it’s all really exciting, and we’ll get back to you with videos and pictures. Stay tuned! Shell, signing off!
Santa: Is that “egg”-Shell? Ha ha!