Sunday, September 13, 2009

We have babies!

Eight babies arrived overnight. Four hatched by 5am this morning, but it doubled again by 7am.

Looks to be 3 araucanas (yellow) and 5 unknowns - could be bantam orpington or orpington x wyandotte. We still have babies hatching in the incubator. I hope they make it as I had to clear some of the babies out this morning, as they were knocking the unhatched eggs around a fair bit. They're now in the brooder (above). Of course, whenever I open the incubator, I lose humidity and that's essential to help the remaining chicks to hatch successfully.

So fingers crossed for the next batch which have pipped their shells, but not out of the woods yet!


  1. Congratulations!! Wonder what you've been doing today lol. Look forward to seeing lots more photos.

    I have been frantically selling things on eBay to fund my chicken addiction.:-)

  2. Gosh, I know it's terrible isn't it! Chicken addiction that is, LOL.

    We now have 11 chicks in the brooder, and all (but 1) of the eggs have pipped.

    Yes, I have been clucking like a mad chicken mama, pretty much all day - and last night, LOL. I think it's fair to say I'm addicted!

    My young daughter loves the little fuff-balls too. :)


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