Well, that's it. The hatch is done, the babies are lovin' life, what a job, smiling. I have been tending to these little dudes like nothing on this earth. I am rather odd when it comes to nurturing, I need to nurture things, and little babies are one, these are my babies.
There is an amazing diversity of looks with these guys.
There is (here we go again, math, smiling).
56 first move over from the incubator
18 second move over from the incubator
1 last move over, yes, this one took its time, but it is strong and healthy
25 did not make it.
75 little chicks, all in a row
Enjoy the pictures, my work is going to get more and more and more as these little dudes grow.
I sold two yesterday, I am charging $4 each.
One almost drowned. No clue how on earth it fell in the waterer that is not any deeper than 3/4 of an inch. But it should thank its lucky stars that I caught it in time. I picked it up out of the water, held it in a towel, it held its mouth open a bit for a bit and then it was warmed up, dry and back to its pals it went. It is still good.
The entranceway to the lungs is a small hole at the base of the bird's tongue, guess some water got in there, but not enough to aspirate, thankin' my lucky stars. Enjoy the pictures. AND, have that most awesomely great day, to love and live this great life we all have an opportunity to live, health. Cindi
Ah, life on the farm, wouldn't trade it for pretty darn near anything in the world
I have another rack in the incubator. THey will hatch in about 11 days.
This hatch will be composed of:
Polish (the ones with the funny feathers on their heads)
Black Jersey Giants
And a couple of my RIR crossed with Jackson, I had to use some of my eggs to fill the last tray (he is a Crele Maran Penedesenca), you'll recall his picture I would imagine, smiling
Well, actually I'll show you Jackson again, he is a magnificent dude
I got these eggs from a chicken sista, she worked hard to get me these (oh no, math again, smiling)
3 trays X about 22-24 per tray, (only one rack) depending upon the size of egg
Lets go 22, that is an easier number, smiling
Oh, that was easy, 66, hee, hee
Oh, something that I wanted to show. The Light Brahma chicken breed is thought to be a cross between a Cochin and a Malay.
Get a load of this picture of what a Malay bird looks like:
Hard to imagine that this beautiful bird, Ivan, my Light Brahma rooster, could have any of this lineage in him, but that is what I have read, well, just bust my britches!!!