Thursday, April 28, 2011

Today's latest count

Chick #7...Did you know brown chicks come out of brown eggs. The kiddos were so excited to see what color chick would finally emerge from the brown egg.
Chick #8...I'm amazed at how tired they are when they hatch. They sleep on and off, but within 24 hours are fluffy and playfully with one another. As seen by the brood below.

Now we incubated 12 eggs total. 8 hatched and seem to be thriving. The other four eggs are a bit questionable. One chick pipped through, but there has been no movement in a day and a half. The other three eggs appear to not even have a pip in them. We shall see what happens. My sister in-law read that it could take up to 25-26 days for some to hatch. I'm hoping this is the case.


Erin said...

Wow, what excitement! So did the last four hatch, or not?

Tiny Actions said...

The last four did not hatch. I wish I would've candled (very primative ultrasound using a flashlight) all the eggs to make sure they were all viable.