Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chick Count!

The final chick count: 7 healthy babies! Not the best hatch rate (I set 22 eggs), but it was my first time incubating, so I'm just happy I got any at all! The babies ended up hatching early. A couple hatched Tuesday night, and the rest hatched Wednesday.

I got a pretty good assortment of chicks.

This one is really pretty...yellow and gray mix. I wonder what it will look like when it's fully grown.

And this one. I have to admit, I'm kinda freaked out by the brown face. I'm not sure why it freaks me out, it just does.

The black one on the right is the smallest. I think it might be a bantam cross. It is LOUD. The sucker never stops peeping. Last night I put it in my sports bra to keep it quiet. Don't judge me. It worked.

My mom was thinking about taking a couple home, but I was kind of attached since I only got 7 to hatch. So, I gave her the next best thing. I sent her home with my incubator and some chicken eggs so she can hatch her own! :-)

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I'm still recovering from our wonderful holiday, so I'll post about it another night! Right now I'm playing catch-up for the craft show on Saturday!


Jennifer said...

They are so cute!
I have one like your black/brown faced one. Mine is a bantam mix... the hen is a Golden sebright and the roo is a OEGB. I think its a cutie :)

Becky said...

LOL, I think the sports bra idea is genius! That little guy was SO loud! They were so cute and Evan still talks about his baby birds :)

Deb said...

My eggs are doing as well as two days in the Incube can be! I turn them and check their temp. I wash my hands first too! I hope I get at least two to hatch. Thanks for sharing that with us. It was tons of fun and I think the sports bra thing was brilliant! He needed a momma!! Love you, Momma

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