Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Hatch day

So, the two Wyandottes that hatched yesterday are in the brooder box, and one more is pipping in the incubator as I type. The older two have discovered water and food. The pebbles in the water are to help stop drowning, but they're also a big hit! Being shiny, the chicks pecked at them until they discovered what the water was all about and started drinking. :)

It's been day 21 since about 10pm last night, so this is the official hatch day. Since I kept the temperature a tiny bit on the low side, (more issues are caused from higher temps than lower ones, or so I read!) then we could expect the chicks to hatch later than usual. So, if not much happens today, I won't be too disappointed just yet.

I'll not bombard you with updates today though! Just one more of the chicks tonight when hopefully there is more to report. :)

Until then!


  1. So cute, I love hatching chicks. Hope you get a few more, the one in the picture looks to be a blue Wyandotte - they are so pretty. Look forward to seeing all the others.

    I have a broody hen so I have ordered one more batch of eggs for the year - I just can't resist.

  2. Ha! Good eye! The egg says that one's a blue, and the other is a gold. The next one hatching is suppose to be a gold too! The breeder wrote them on the eggs. I honestly wouldn't know otherwise! ;)

    I look forward to the day when one of my girls gets broody. :) Good luck with the eggs!

  3. Oh they are cute little chickies.....hope you get some more hatch out.

  4. It's lovely being able to follow your chicky adventures.
    Am enjoying each update :)

  5. Congratulations. This is so exciting. I hope all goes well with the rest.