Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Chicks Have Hatched

Yesterday our chicks hatched!
A happy little girl with her new chicks
 Four out of the seven eggs hatched out. Unfortunately the mother decide to move on with her little brood so when I got back from work another chick was half out of his shell and peeping but the egg was cold. I've broken the number one rule and helped him out of his shell and popped him back under the mother for the night. I doubt he'll survive but he's got more of a chance this way than any other!

A healthy chick
My little girl was so excited to see them but she's so calm around them. She sits on my lap and only strokes them when I tell her she can (she let out a squeal of excitement when she first did). It's lovely to see her with them.
Another hen has gone broody so I think I might hatch out some more!

9 comments:

  1. I broke one out of the shell in my last batch and it did ok
    Good luck with it kev

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    1. A week on and he's just the same as the others so I'm quite chuffed!

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  2. Ah, look at her little face as she stokes the chick.
    Jane x

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    1. She really loves them and sits so well when I open the pen for her to have a look

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  3. Adorable. I hope the chick makes it, if not you did your best.

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  4. Isn't it amazing how babies just know to be gentle? Adorable

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  5. What wonderful memories you are laying down for your little girl!

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  6. Sometimes you have to give a little helping hand :-)

    Your daughter is absolutely adorable with that chick, so gentle.

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