Hatch Number 1 Complete!
We are so excited here on our little homestead! Or should I say eggscited? ;-) Our first hatch – the one that started before our rooster, Gimp, was snagged by a predator – has gone really well. Out of the seven eggs that we placed in, one wasn’t viable and we removed it at day 10. Another was a very late death, around day 14 – 17. The other five were very fertile and are now VERY active little balls of fluff.
Babies 1 and 2 snuggling.
Baby number 3, our 1/4 Leghorn, 1/3 Araucana, 1/2 Rhode Island Red mix.
Little number 4 is a crazy bugger. He was hopping around like mad and kept bouncing around into the last two eggs.
Number 5 was the last, and smallest, to hatch. She was helped a lot by number 4, who kept rolling her egg and climbing on it.
All 5 of Gimp’s off spring!
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