New Chicks

We have had an exciting weekend this week! My sister has been patiently waiting the 21 days for her incubating eggs to hatch. She had six eggs that were developed, five Svart Honas and one Partridge Rock/Silver Leghorn cross. (From our own hens) I will briefly describe, in a nutshell, when the chicks hatched. On Sunday morning she had two eggs with a pip. (a ‘pip’ is the first small hole the chick makes when the egg’s air cell supply as run out.)  By evening the first chick to hatch was our own Partridge Rock/Silver Leghorn cross. Two more eggs had a pip in them as well by the evening.  We stayed up almost half the night to watch one Svart Hona hatch. It was absolutely fascinating to watch the chicks come out, I didn’t know it would take so long!  Monday brought with it two more Svart Hona hatches. All four chicks are doing very well. In fact we have the brooder, where we keep the chicks, set up in our schoolroom. Crazy right? (Answer: Yes!)  🙂

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The chick on the left is a Partridge Rock/Silver Leghorn cross and the chick on the right is a Svart Hona.


And a quick update on the goats as well. Toby and Congo are doing excellent! Their both enjoying this warm weather we have been having.

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Have a great rest of the week!