I’m happy to report that about a week after their mother was killed, all 8 of the chicks hatched. They are so cute and active. Caring for chicks can be so much fun!
I love watching them as they attempt to break out of their eggs. I have to really resist the urge to help them out of the egg and it is really nerve wracking for me.
I had the chick brooder all set up and ready to go. Given how the hen was killed, I’m not taking any chances with these babies. I plan to keep them in a metal cage in my kitchen for as long as they could stand it.
They are eating and drinking just fine. I had to fiddle with the heat lamp a little at first so that I could get the temperature just right by they seem happy now.