Thursday, April 15, 2010

Here a chick... There a chick... Everywhere a chick, chick.

It's hatching time at our house! We had two little chicks born last week and 5 born in the last day. All are well, healthy, loud... and black.  Four more eggs are still in the incubator and if viable, should be hatching today or tonight. I'm not sure how we'll tell them apart but since my daughter wants to name them all Gumball, I guess it doesn't really matter.

All huddled together, sleepy and warm. I may need a bigger dining room table if this keeps up! The first two chicks are (hopefully) frizzled barred Cochins. Well, they're definitely barred Cochins. I'm hoping they are frizzled. We have two frizzled chicks on the farm right now, Butterscotch and Puff, and I'd love more. They are beyond adorable! The others come from parents that are Silkied Cochins. They have all the features of a Cochin but the breeder said they have feathers like a Silkie. I can't wait to see what they look like in a few days!

1 comment:

  1. Those are so cute! Hope your having a great day! xoxo


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