We have our first chicks ever!!! We are sooooooo excited!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RichnSteph, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Songster

    Mar 25, 2014
    Adkins Texas
    My lovely wife went in halves with a family friend on an incubator and we put 44 eggs in there, only 5 of them are from our flock and the rest are from the friends flock of 30+. So far only 1 out of the 44 isn't shaking around or already hatched. Of our five eggs three of them were in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before we took them to the incubator (yeah we really don't know what we're doing....) and of those five we have 3 Buff Orpingtons and 1 Black Australop (spelling?) that have hatched! We're still waiting on the last one but fear it might not hatch due to it being in the fridge but the others have hatched so I'm still hoping.

    OMG they are so stinking cute I just want to hold them and pet them! We're setting up our brooder tomorrow and plan on starting them on medicated chick starter that's been fermented.

    I can't believe how happy I am at a couple of chickens being born. My 18 month old daughter is easily twice as happy as I am and my wife is so happy that she's been talking about them non-stop. I guess chicken math doesn't really count when you hatch them yourself.

    Last edited: Jan 2, 2015
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Songster

    Oct 18, 2014
    that's so exciting!!! Chicks are so stinkin fun! Congrats! [​IMG]
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Congratulations on your hatch :celebrate

    It's such a wonderful miracle when they hatch and really is a fabulous thing nature does. Also rearing them is a very rewarding job too. Nothing like seeing them grow into great chickens it is fab!!
    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks in the future :frow
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2015
  4. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    Newalla, Oklahoma
    Congratulations! Where are the pictures?

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