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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Baby Chicks!

About a month ago, one of our "Priya's" went broody, which simply means a female chicken wants to sit on a clutch of eggs and hatch them.

The Husband decided to go with the flow and see if she could.  She was removed from the main flock and sequestered in her own facility in the man-barn.  Broody hens typically only leave the nest 1x a day to quick drink, eat, and poop.   It was best she was put in her own spot to "do her thing".   The Husband provided her with four eggs and the countdown began.

At the 10 day mark, the Husband candled the eggs to check viability.  Of the three, one was a dud and removed from the nest.  The countdown continued.

Last Tuesday morning, we could hear our first peeps!  By Wednesday evening, she had successfully hatched all three eggs.

By Sunday we transferred the little family into the chicken cruiser in the garden.

Enjoy the cuteness! 

This is Sunday in the new nest box and pen. 

1 comment:

Karl A. said...

Congrats on the new arrivals!

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