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!!!!