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Our second batch of eggs hatched over the weekend! These were eggs from Laura’s four frizzled cochins’ pens. Out of 16 eggs nine hatched, but the eggs were from young birds and hatchability was questionable. It’s hard to tell yet if any of the birds are frizzles. They are all cute none the less.
They hatched right on time, too. Apparently my husband ordered quail eggs a few months ago and they shipped today.
The eggs in the incubator worked!
We became proud grandparents of 13 chicks over the weekend!
They are all Silkies hatched from eggs we got from Heavenly Springs Farm in Greencastle, IN.
All strong and healthy!
Our Easter Eggers started laying about a month ago. We get two greenish, one bluish and one considered pink (although it looks brown to me with maybe tiny bit of pink hue in it) from them. But yesterday I found the biggest chicken egg I’ve ever seen. It’s the size of a duck egg, ouch! I hope my chicken does not need stitches. I bet it’s a triple yolker.
My baby silkies are all grown up. Well, almost. At least I’m pretty sure we have a boy and a girl. They are three months old now and the boy has been crowing for a month. It is the gray fuzzy butt. The girl, a buff one, has not crowed yet so I’m hoping it is a girl. We have not decided on the names yet. I honestly haven’t even given it a thought. We call them siltkies – for the longest time Sophie could not remember they were silkies not siltkies, so it stuck.