Proud Momma moment!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PeepsPonderosa, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. PeepsPonderosa

    PeepsPonderosa In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2014
    Central Texas
    We incubated 7 eggs from our Barred Rock hens and all but one hatched yesterday!! Actually, we knew that one wasn't fertile when we candled at the end of week one.

    We read that 60% usually hatch. Beginner luck, maybe?

    So now we have 6 black fuz balls :) they're so darn cute!

    This is our first little one that hatched!

    4 hatched, just patiently waiting on 2 more......

    Momma just blow drying us to make us fluffy :)
    (Poor little birdies wouldn't dry at all because the humidity was 99%!!! I did my research and found that using a hair dryer would do the trick.)

    Hanging with my peeps, all warm and cozy!
    (My husband decided to use the indoor/outdoor thermometer in the brooder as well. He put the outdoor temp sensor under the light to know how hot it got and the indoor part on the other side away from the light to know how cool it was.)

    Just had to post this and share our first time ever hatching chicks.

    So far so good :)

  2. chicky28

    chicky28 In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2014
    Congratulations! That's something I'd like to do in a couple of years. :D
  3. Congratulations!! We are going to be starting with chicks this year and hope to hatch some next yr or so! How exciting! Great Job!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Congrats on the hatched babies! How are they today? [​IMG]

  5. PeepsPonderosa

    PeepsPonderosa In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2014
    Central Texas
    Thanks y'all! It was actually easier than I'd thought it would be.

    They are now 5 days old :) Just peck in' away.

    Photo bombed LOL

    Already growing their feathers!

    Still trying to sex them. I've read that hens have two rows of feathers, roosters have one row and get hens get their feather faster than roosters. If so, then these are all hens......I think. :)

    We shall se when they have completely feathered out.
  6. Jchicken311

    Jchicken311 Chirping

    Feb 23, 2014
    Congratulations! [​IMG]
    I know how amazing it is to see your new chickies hatch!
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  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    So adorable! Love the pics! [​IMG] Congrats on such a great hatch too! Enjoy them!

  8. JenBoughtHens

    JenBoughtHens Songster

    Mar 7, 2014
    How adorable! I know you are so proud!
    looking fwd to updates.
  9. good to see they are still growing well!!

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