Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt) – The little spring animal lover also shares the tub with the chicks.
When other children are busy with cell phones or game consoles, Lenny (10) has his hands full with his offspring. The fourth grader from Samswegen in the Magdeburg Börde is like the Swedish children’s book hero Nils Holgersson (14), who understands the language of animals.
Of course, Lenny doesn’t fly geese, but poultry is his passion. It all started with a guinea pig and a rabbit, which he exchanged for four quails with a colleague of Mama Jessika (37, nurse). Three hens, one rooster.
The mother: “Unfortunately, the hens didn’t hatch their eggs. But because Lenny saw in an animal documentary that humans can also hatch bird eggs by hand, he asked us for an incubator.”
First success: After 17 days, eight small quail chicks hatched. Ten hatched chicken eggs followed, the highlight so far being five fluffy goslings.
However, Lenny has an agreement with his parents: as soon as his birds are big, they will be in the good hands of the poultry breeders’ association.
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