First timer...newly hatched chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tameraf, May 24, 2017.

  1. tameraf

    tameraf New Egg

    2
    2
    9
    May 24, 2017
    IMG_1636.JPG IMG_1637.JPG IMG_1638.JPG IMG_1641.JPG 0524171401b.jpg Hi everyone!

    I've been looking for a long time. We purchased chickens about two years ago we have an Americauna rooster, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Americuanas and two Road Island Reds. We had anotherr rooster for a while, and apparently, two of my eggs that I incubated were his.

    I purchased two small incubators with auto turners about a month ago. We incubated 9 eggs in each. 13 eggs hatched. Six were not fertilized. Unfortunately, the day they started hatching, my cat knocked the incubator over. And try as I might, I lost three babies that might have made it otherwise. Hard lesson learned.

    My Aussiedog Bonnie thinks they are her babies.
     
    chickengr and Tlmcq like this.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    31,696
    24,725
    736
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.
     
  3. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

    10,845
    4,324
    501
    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Sounds as if all the animals in your household are with the program with the exception of The Cat. Figures, huh?

    Glad you've joined us. You've entertained is with those adorable photos. Please keep your thread updated with more!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by