It's great to hear about the German New Hampshire chicks hatching. . I had a great time on the Marans thread yesterday. I hope they can get some better hatches there. I thought hatching 7 out of 13 was bad for those, but it seems like a bit above average. I am beginning to feel challenged to hatch some more Marans to see If I can do better...I guess I am on the right thread.
I love my EO Basque chicks too. They have so much going on.
The Crested Cream Legbars that hatched last Saturday are doing fine and have no deformities. They did have poopy buts but I gave them some chick grit, washed them and they are looking fine today. They are eating and drinking too. I now have 3 pullets and 2 cockerals between the two hatches. The older ones are almost three weeks old and the pullet is starting to get her crest.
Three GNH chicks out and 3 more pips at the moment! I am so relieved.
Thanks for your advice about moving the chicks out with the EcoGlow, Ron. I moved them out to a 4x4 with a nice-sized run with the EcoGlow yesterday. They loved it!!! They went out into the run today and had an awesome time scratching in the leaves, digging up some worms, and eating the little sprouts coming up in that pen since its been unoccupied for a few months. I'll need to get some pictures soon - they are so healthy, handsome, and happy. I might be looking at one white male (green), one strongly barred and probably homozygous male (yellow), and it may be that my gray one (orange) is a girl... the other two have larger combs and a more roo-ish stance. Hmmm. I think they are all just beautiful and bold... loving the EOs so far.
Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp, Barred & Partridge Rock, Hatchery & Heritage RIR, Golden Comet, Marans, Easter Egger, Silver Gray Dorking, Basque Hen, Partridge Penedesenca, Olive Egger and UofA Blues