I have chicks!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jennyhaschicks, May 3, 2008.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Hi. My name is Jennifer and I am new here. [​IMG] We just had our first chick hatch yesterday. This chick is a Japanese Bantam. We had the white leghorn and RIR cross hatch this morning. We have 6 more chicks to go. It would be so wonderful if they all hatched and made it.
    Oh, this is our first time hatching or having any chickens for that matter. Our kids are thrilled.. or wait.. maybe it's me who is thrilled.
    I have learned so much from this site btw. Thanks!

    eta the Bantam hatched at day 19 too. My husband was worried he wouldn't make it.. Like I said we have no experience with hatching. I had faith and that little chick is the wildest little thing.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC, Jenny! We love to hear stories like these. Congrats on your new little fluffy butts! [​IMG]
     
  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

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    An congratulations on your new baby chicks!
     
  4. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Thank you both! Another one just hatched. A little White Leghorn. [​IMG]
     
  5. Keisha

    Keisha Songster

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    Aww, I bet they are adorable, congratz on your first hatch! [​IMG]
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    [​IMG] And congrats on your new chickies!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
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    Congrats,,,soooooo much fun! [​IMG]
     
  8. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    [​IMG] Congratulations on your new fluff butts.
     
  9. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Thanks everyone!

    The last chick that hatched has just been laying there in the same spot pretty much since he came out. Is this normal for some of them? My other two came out and were getting themselves all around within minutes. This makes me nervous.
     

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