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Monday, March 24, 2014

Baby Chicks

   Our 2nd round of eggs in our new incubator are beginning to emerge.  Early this morning we had a beautiful blonde Phoenix chick hatch out.
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A baby Phoenix chick.

   At 3 p.m. when I looked into the incubator, I saw this:
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  That is a pip out of the Rhode Island Red egg.
   And here we are an hour later and the little chick is chirping and trying to come out:
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Rhode Island Red egg with chick trying to come out.

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Chick was less than 1 minute old when I took this picture.  It will remain in the incubator several more hours to dry off and get warm before I move it to the brooder.
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The light one is the Phoenix chick (1st pic); the big red one is the Rhode Island Red chick once it got dry and warm; the one in the back looking straight on is a Phoenix chick and the dark one in the back is an Ameraucana.

        We have 7 more eggs in the incubator so we'll have a fun filled day watching babies hatch.




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3 comments:

  1. Your family is going to have a lot of new chickens for eggs. Are you planning to sell baby chicks and eggs?

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    1. For now, just build up our flock again. We cull the older ones, etc. and sell pairs of adults in hard times and in the Spring is when we rebuild. I want some nice mating pairs, a bunch of layers, and broilers to sustain our family. Once we get our ideal set up back, I will probably sell chicks and pullets.

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  2. There's nothing quite as exciting as hatching!! Thanks for sharing with the Clever Chicks!!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick®

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