Jun 272010

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.

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