I have chicks!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by drdoolittle, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Well, around 21 days ago, some of my banty hens went broody, so I thought "What the heck, I'll let them set the eggs.", thinking nothing would ever come of it. I was stunned this morning, to hear chicks peeping from in the chicken coop this morning while out doing chores! I discovered 3 eggs that were peeping, and one was starting to hatch! All three were done hatching about 30 min. ago. It's been years since I hatched my own chicks, so this is very exciting![​IMG]
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    We need PICS!!!
  3. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    There is nothing better than a momma hen and her baby chicks!! I agree with Mahonri, WE NEED PICS!!!!!
  4. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Yes, especially since the last to hatch is the funniest looking thing! I think he must be one of the banties babies-----not too sure about the other two. Well, I didn't leave them out with the hens-----I was too afraid of one of the other chickens killing them. I didn't separate the broody hens early anough, and when I tried to put one of the hens in a cage with the hatching eggs this morning, she just freaked out, and I was afraid she would step all over them and injure them, so I brought the eggs in the house and they'll have to stay in until they're big enough to go out with the flock. Or would the broodies still accept them now that they're already hatched?
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2010
  5. nicoletm24

    nicoletm24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2010
    [​IMG] waiting for pics [​IMG]
  6. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had really good luck with putting day old chicks in with broodies... make the move in the cover of night and put them under her inside your closed hand so she can't see them, one at a time... in the morning it will be like "Oh, look what I had last night!" Good luck with the babies!
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats so egg-citing!! [​IMG] And yes, pics please!
  8. KBChicks

    KBChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2010
  9. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I will post pics asap------it's very hard with dial-up. Two of the chicks are "chipmunk" colored, and the third is black with a white spot on it's head. The third is smaller than the other two.

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