2013’s First Chicks


3 weeks ago I set 6 eggs in the incubator, they r second row up from the bottom in the picture below.

Two dozen eggs in the incubator.

Two dozen eggs in the incubator.

They started hatching last night and as of now I have 5 cute little fluffy-butts.

Newbs

Newbs

The 5 newest members of The Fruity Chicken flock

The 5 newest members of The Fruity Chicken flock

One egg still hasn’t pipped but I’ll give it a couple more days just to be sure. So far it appears that I have two Golden Cuckoo Marans (the light colored ones) one Black Copper Marans (on the left in the upper picture) one F1 Olive Egger (came out of the one green egg) and a mutt (BCM daddy and Red Sex Link momma).

These next 6 are due Friday

These next 6 are due Friday

Pictured above are the next batch of eggs that went in the hatcher tonite and should Friday. From left to right is a Golden Cuckoo Marans, then Two Easter Egger X BCM crosses (should yield F1 Olive Eggers). Bottom row is Olive Egger X BCM( should yield F2 Olive Egger) on either end with another EE x BCM in the middle.

That leaves the outer two rows in the incubator that go into the hatcher on Sunday. Maybe next week my sweety Karen will make a run to Utah to pick up those Cream Legbars and Basque hatching eggs she’s been promising me.

Check out the latest Critter to be caught in the act of egg thievery!

Check out the latest Critter to be caught in the act of egg thievery!

 

It's Lexi!

It’s Lexi!

 

 

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4 thoughts on “2013’s First Chicks

  1. Ah ha! And you were blaming that little kitty cat. What is Lexi doing with the eggs?

    Cute, cute, cute little chicks, but what in the world are you going to do with that many chickens?

    • Max says:

      She claims she puts them in the fridge, and we all know 7 year olds always tell the truth. Karen always swore that Lexi never fibbed until this passed Sunday, I was showing Lexi a picture of a baby Nigerian goat so she could see what the new “kid” Karen is picking up this weekend looks like when she said very matter of factly “I wonder how it will get along with Tuey’s cow?” When I asked what cow? Lexi replied “the calf she bought in Utah” Karen denies everything and swears Lexi is making it all up but we’ll see.

  2. Jessica says:

    Beautiful! Do you ever have olive egger hens/chicks for sale? I have a growing homestead here in Vegas myself. I’m looking to add some variety to my eggs colours.

    • Max says:

      As soon as they come out of the molt I’m gonna get some eggs in the incubator. I’d be happy to hook you up with a couple of OE’s when I get babies.

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