Wednesday, April 02, 2008

More chicks...

I was pleased to discover that the four little chicks I discovered yesterday all seem bright and alert this morning. I took a peak under the broody hen and found two more eggs that were pipping out. I put them in the box with the chicks under the heat lamp while I finished up chores.

Later in the afternoon when I checked on the chicks again one of the chicks had successfully hatched out and was dry and fluffed up. The other chick was half out of the egg and looking tired. I hope to see six fluffy chicks in the morning we will see.

Since this hen has proven to be a good mother hen I slipped a few of the Welsummer eggs under her to see if she would continue to sit long enough to hatch them out as well.

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