3 new arrivials

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Meat Hunter, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Meat Hunter

    Meat Hunter In the Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    Nothing major but we did have 3 successful hatchings so far. 2 yellow ones and one black. Momma is a Barred Rock and pappa is a California White. (I hope these are all pullets) Things started of kinda bumpy with this hen. She has a total of 16 eggs in the nest. A few days ago, I noticed that 5 had hatched but she either killed them by pecking or crushing them. Yesterday, 2 were working their way out of the shells and last night, another chick had just made the first hole in the egg. She is a much MUCH better momma now. Very careful as to where she puts her feet and is very aware of where her young ones are. Lost a total of 5 chicks. 5 eggs still in the nest, don't know if they will hatch or not. Might try candling them later to see if any movement. The other 4 eggs just vanished???? Don't know where they went.

    Going to move her and babies to a XL dog carrier today and place that in the new coop with the other chicks that are now approx 12 weeks old. Hope they all get along lol.

  2. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Crowing

    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
    How cute! Congrats!

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