Wednesday, May 12, 2010

They're Here!!

We have all been waiting.


I had a hybrid bantam hen.  She is all white, but I have both parents.  They are both black with a tan or cream colored collar.  She was by herself, so I put a white silkie rooster in with her.  Well, they got busy, and she started sitting after laying about 15 or 16 eggs.  It seemed like forever ago when she started sitting.  We'll be away for the weekend, so I figured if they had not hatched by Friday, I was gonna throw out the eggs.  Yesterday afternoon I saw a little white head poking out from under her, but I could still see eggs.  She was still sitting, too.  Then I check in on her this morning before leaving for work.  I saw a black chick, but it wasn't moving.  I think it might be dead.  I told Mike just in case, so he can get it out if it is.  But since she was still sitting I let her sit.  I wll check back in this afternoon.  I can't wait for her to get up.  I'm curious as to how these chicks will turn out!  I will post later when they are out and about with some pics! 

15 comments:

Cat said...

Hooray! Chicks! Waiting for pics. Hope you have better luck than I did. Last time I took pictures of the chicks, Mama pecked the camera!

Cat.

LindaG said...

Congratulations! No matter how many you end up with, that's great. :)

Who looks after your chickens when you're gone for the weekend? Do they pretty much look after themselves?

I am completely ignorant of these things...

Tracey said...

Lovely.....can't wait for the pics. Randy, just want to say thanks for your support & friendship & why do you have to live a million miles away? LOL xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Melodie said...

ohhh,baby chickies are so fun! I hope you get a good hatching! I have got chickens sitting too,some on turkey eggs and even a duck sitting on a hodge podge of eggs!Never know what is going to poke their heads out from under things around here!

Chickens in the Basement said...

Baby chicks are just the best. Melvin says hi to the little ones! He's 2 weeks old today!

Little Messy Missy said...

Can't wait for the pics!!!!!

Foothills Poultry said...

They can cover more then you think and hatch most of them. I bet she will have a mess of babies piled under her.

The ones that are hatched will need food and water in the next day or 2 so I would put a small waterer and some feed within reach of the hen if possible.

~~Matt~~

Nekkid Chicken said...

YEAH for babies!

LemonyRenee' said...

Very exciting!

Becca's Dirt said...

Good luck. Can't wait to see what you got.

Toni aka irishlas said...

Awww, babies...
Can't wait to see pictures!
Congratulations!

Farm Chick Paula said...

I had to laugh out loud over the cartoon, Randy- you are so bad.
I hope all is well with the little chickies- I get nervous over hatchings like I'd been the one sitting on them all this time!

amberlife said...

What lovely relaxed pusscats. I miss my cat so much but the road is too busy and I couldn't go through all that heartache again. I 'll send yours a virtual stroke!

Nancy K. said...

I hope you get lots of pretty pullets! Can't wait to see the pictures...

bad penny said...

can't wait to hear.....