Now Presenting: The Chicks!

All seven chicks hatched by 7:00pm yesterday!  We have one Black Australorp, three Buff Orpingtons, and three mixes.

I’d read that once you hear the chicks peeping in their shells, they’ll hatch within 24 hours.  I went to check and see if I could hear them, and I could!  Out of curiosity, I lifted Honeybun up to see if they’d pipped.  There was a little black chick flopping around under her!

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A Buff Orpington chick just before it broke free.

One of the chicks hatched in my hand.  So precious.

On Saturday they moved to their broody coop.  Honeybun is glad to have grass to scratch in.

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This photo was staged, but it's still adorable.

  The chicks are dry and fluffy, and the little family is in their new coop.  It’s all good.

This post was linked to the Homestead Barn Hop!

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7 responses to “Now Presenting: The Chicks!

  1. Love it! Check out this video from last spring. A mama hen went all crazy on her chick, but it turned out okay in the end! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QI-pLpbmIk
    <3,
    Ada

  2. Who cares if it was staged? It’s a very cute pic!

  3. Too cute! We just bought our first Buff O. chicks. Hoping that when they are old enough to lay eggs that they will be broody as well. We’ve been wanting chickens that ae broody and have heard that Buff’s are just that ;- )

    Have a great day in THE LORD!

    Amanda
    Matthew 6:33

  4. Megan

    Awwww how precious….I always love seeing mama broody with her chicks.

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