I’m so excited! We finally hatched out our very own chicks! Well, only two so far, but there are more to go. They are both yellow with a tinge of reddish orange so I’m interested to see what their coloring will be and trying to figure out who their mother (genetic) is. Speckles (in the photo) is sitting on 4 more eggs along with the two chicks. David Bowie is sitting on 3 eggs. She had 8 but she broke all but three. She is blind in one eye so I suspect her lack of depth perception led to the crushing of them. And then Big Red is sitting on another 8 eggs. Her’s aren’t due to hatch for a couple more weeks.
We finally have our own chicks which means we don’t have to purchase chicks anymore. I don’t care if these are mixed breed chicks either. We only collected the eggs from our most productive hens. Mr. Jenkins, the father, is a huge rooster, which will help give size to any cockerels that we will be using for meat.