Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Baby Chicks :)

Sunday, day 23 of incubating the first two chicks hatched! The first one is soo cute all yellow like it's mommy. It's personality is already telling me it's a roo, we'll see :/ Monday morning I woke up to two babies in the bator and by the afternoon one more hatched ☺ This morning day 25 I started to take all the maran eggs out and wrap them in a blanket so I could clean the incubator before they hatch and the plan was to toss the remaining two eggs from this first hatch, well one is cheeping in it's egg, so cleaning will have to wait! These cute little barnyard mutts are 1/2 New Hampshire Red, 1/4 Barnvelder, and 1/4 Cochin! Only one is colored like a New Hampshire Red and the other four look like Barnvelder chipmunks only blonder. And only one of the chipmunks got the feathered legs! This hatch had been yet another learning experience. I think the temperature was too low for too long this time and that caused the delayed hatch. I will be buying a new themometer before incubating again for sure!!!! Sunday we also got my two evil roosters into the freezer! The yard is so peaceful now and I don't have to carry around my broom to shoo them away! I plan on 86'ing the fall garden and getting the raised beds ready for planting today. I think the next two days are going to be icy, rainy, and cold, so outside work needs to get done today! Have a great day ya'll!!!!

11 comments:

  1. HOORAY on the chickies hatching. They are really cute.

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  2. Good! It just took awhile longer with the cool temperature. You did good to get them to hatch this time of year.

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  3. The chicks may have been a little slow in hatching because of the incubator's low temp, but at least you did get a successful hatch!

    We had company for dinner last night which was chicken pot pie and we were discussing "who" we were eating! A couple of extra roosters (even though they weren't mean like yours, just superfluous) that I had stewed and then saved the meat and broth. Good eating!

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  4. Hi Kelly, your little newbies are so cute :) I don't know if I ever share this with you before, but when my husband was 17 his folks retired and left Seattle, move here and started a chicken farm. Seven years later when we met . . . they no longer ran it, but on our first date, we drove by the chicken farm so he could show it to me . . . how romantic, right, LOL.
    Thanks for stopping by and entering my give-away . . . good luck.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  5. Yay for fluffy baby chicks! And double-Yay for getting rid of nasty roosters!

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  6. Cute chicks, congratulations on the hatching. Glad you can go outside in peace, with the mean roosters gone.

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  7. Wooohooo, baby chicks!!!! I hope you have more to hatch, I love seeing these little ones running around.

    The roosters went to freezer heaven, now it must be nice not to have to stress about those two boogers or chase them with the broom.

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