Grocery Store Hatched Chicks Growing Up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Xero, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Xero

    Xero Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    These are some chicks I hatched out a few weeks ago from organic grocery store eggs. They are currently going through their uglies.

    Chick #1: Suspected hen named Penguin. Doesn't look a whole lot like a penguin anymore with her new feathers.

    Just added this one because it is pretty funny. Here she is giving me the evil eye.

    Chick #2 Definitely a roo. Hasn't been named since I'm not sure about his future disposition. He is all pearly white except for this one primary feather. In the pics his feathers are dirty.

    Chick #3 Second suspected hen and my favorite one of the batch. She is easy to handle and laid back (also the runt). Haven't named her yet. Friendliest chick of the year goes to her.

    Chick #4 Second Roo. For some reason his head looks huge in this pic.
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Neat! Wonder what breeds they are??
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  4. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

    Jul 8, 2008
    Greencastle, In
    WOW !! Congrats !![​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    wOW - NICE!!!!!!!!!!
  6. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    How neat to see how different they are. Thanks for sharing.
  7. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow who would have thought you could hatch store eggs! If I didn't breed for show I would be tempted to try it, but them what would I do with standards in with my bantams [​IMG] Im already overrun with birds [​IMG]
  8. Xero

    Xero Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    Yeah, there was one other chick which was yellow with a giant black spot on his/her back. I was calling it Bumblebee but he/she died (not a very strong chick). I do think it is neat how they all look (and act) so differently. I'm suspecting the mothers were ISA Browns or some form of sex-link (but in truth I have no idea) and the rooster could be anything. Since I'm not raising birds for show I will probably hatch out more in the future and just keep them separate from my future pure breeding projects. I like the variety.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  9. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Wow that is so cool! I did not know that was possible. What kind of grocery store did you get the eggs from? Were they cold? I have a natural foods store near me that sells eggs from local farms but they are in the cooler. Sorry so many questions, but I would like to try this with the incubator I am making.
  10. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    wow... that is neat

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