Saturday, June 5, 2010

chicky chicky chicky

Little Mama's clutch was on day 19 yesterday.  This morning, we started getting pips and had chicks emerging by noon.  Of 12 eggs, i counted 6 hatched chicks at 8:00 this evening.

Interestingly, every single one so far is blonde.  So of our RIR, BO, and BR hens, it must be that the Orpingtons are laying the best.

Here's some more chicky love.

Sweet dreams chicken people!


  1. What great pictures. Beth..... to me it looks like Magnus is doing his job and then some. When I let my BA roo fertilize all of my 9 hens (RIR-SLW-BR-BO-and EE..... all the chicks were BLACK. So maybe the Roo is typically the color of the chick....

  2. They are so adorable and natural looking under their mama instead of all sitting on a wire rack under a lightbulb--They are so happy and look so good Beth..... VG


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