New Chicks Hatching!!! (Photos)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Scott, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    My light brahma-black cochin cross hen (read about her here ) has been sitting on 12 eggs, which began hatching late yesterday afternoon. So far six chicks have hatched, and I hear definite peeping in several more eggs. This will be our third and probably last clutch of the year. That's if I can resist sitting more. [​IMG]




    Last edited: Jul 7, 2009
  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Very cute.
  3. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    she looks so proud [​IMG] And the babies are very cute. Good luck resisting!
  4. sojeo

    sojeo Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Wish I could take them off your hands, they are beautiful!
  5. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    She seems very proud...this is her first brood. I've got 15 eggs yet to hatch between two hens. I hear peeping in some of them. They are expected to hatch between today and the 26th. Keep your fingers crossed for a good hatch rate.
  6. chickie_mama

    chickie_mama Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Lula, GA
    Very nice looking chicks! [​IMG]
  7. cassey40

    cassey40 Songster

    Jun 5, 2009
    beaufort, sc
    They are soooooooo cute. Good luck with the chickies [​IMG]
  8. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Do you have the hen and her babies in a heated structure or do you just leave it up to the momma to keep everyone warm? I've got babies hatching under a blue cochin standard this morning and it's chilly out where I live. Still debating on whether they need heat. What do you think?
  9. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Well, it's in the mid-90s here right now. I'm actually more worried about them over heating!!!

    The mother hen is able to keep them warm, if needed. Did your hen hatch the eggs? If so, you have to keep in mind that she is able to keep the eggs warm enough to hatch, so she can keep the chicks warm as well.
  10. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Chick #7 hatched this afternoon.

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