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Chicks at a Day - For My Chick Loving Friends

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This morning there were 9 babies (out of 11 eggs) in the incubator. They have been moved to a crate equipped with a lamp for heat, water, and food, plus little socks to cozy up on. The yellow chicks are day old chicks that the kindergarten teacher ordered. They just arrived today, and are in with my Australorp and barred rock babies.

The children are all thrilled and have been wonderful with the babies, and I have been like a mother hen since they started hatching.

The two eggs that haven't hatched do not show signs of pipping, so they may not have survived embryo-hood. However, there can be a few days between hatching for a clutch, so they are still being warmed in the incubator.

Such a wonderful way to bring in spring!
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  • SUNNY332
    What fun and I loved hearing the kids talk on the video.

    2892 days ago
  • TERRA49
    Love it!
    2893 days ago
  • MARY1313
    oh I love them all! I would be hard put not to love them too hard! LOL

    2893 days ago
    How cute are they! Oh my goodness. I bet the kids are thrilled. Wonderful!
    2893 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/23/2010 6:47:30 PM
    How cute! You know you can "candle" the last two eggs with a flashlight to see if they developed. If it is dark when you shine a light through it there is something in it, if it appears translucent, it never developed. My zebra finches' first clutch had one that didn't hatch.
    2893 days ago
    How adorable!!! Thanks for sharing! I bet the kids are just ecstatic to have the chicks finally hatch! :) emoticon
    2893 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    Oh, they are all so adorable. Such fun to watch. Love their little peeps. Thanks so much for sharing.
    2893 days ago
    They're so cute!! I raised some chickens from babies a couple of years ago and I'd love to do it again but I have 11 chickens and that's enough. This year it's baby bunnies (they were an accident) and they're very cute too!

    2893 days ago
    awwww how precious, baby chicks are the cutest! Congrats!

    2893 days ago
    Oh my gosh babies! I love them! I have 3 three week old Buff Orpingtons, 3 three week old easter eggers, 6 two week old Black Copper Marans, and 3 ducklings brooding away in my extra bathroom right now. I miss the cute little fluffiness of the first couple days! Your babies are adorable. :)
    2893 days ago
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