Monday, February 25, 2013

Growing Chicks

 A recent visit to my sisters house brought about a great surprise.  Fertile eggs were in the incubator and were just starting to hatch!  Before we knew it, loud peep - peeps were heard.

 I find it quite strange that they have to give birth to themselves.  After hours of pecking and squirming, they finally free themselves in exhaustion.  They are left in the incubator until their feathers are all fluffy and dry.

They are then placed into this temporary home where they will stay until the weather is warmer and they are big enough to be introduced to the rest of the flock.

They are so cute! It took all of my willpower not to sneak a few into my pockets to bring home.  A few of these will join us eventually, once they are old enough.


  1. aww they are so adorable! I would want to hold them and kiss them!

    1. I can't wait to bring them home! Although by the time we get them they are practically teenagers.

  2. aah they are super cute, I know what you mean it is strange they have to do all the hard work getting out of the egg :)