Our egg-hatching event has ended. Out of 13 eggs, we successfully incubated and hatched 5 beautiful chicks.
I'd like to introduce you to my newest "children", Eggbert, Shelly, Yolkie, Poachie and Fryer Cluck. I happen to think they look an awful lot like me.
The marbles are in the water dish to keep the chicks from drowning.
I was pretty happy with our 5 babies.
Then I went to the feed store.
I'm a sucker for a cute face.
Meet Jibber and Jabber, the guinea chicks (otherwise known as keets), and Shock and Awww, the frizzle chicks.
We have so many different breeds of laying hens, it is hard to say who the real mother is of our bator babies.
Could be this gal...the bald spot on her back shows us that she is pretty popular with the boys.
Her name is "Hoochie Momma".
These are our Bourbon Red turkeys and Araucana "teenagers". They have moved into their own apartment at "the coop".
Our first group of chicks have graduated and are headed off to college. The dorms are crowded and the peer pressure is almost too much for the girls.
"Awww's" feathers are starting to frizzle.
Jibber...or is it Jabber?...has beautiful markings. He/she will also alert us to danger with an obnoxious screaching noise.
For now, the babies have been moved from our kitchen counter to their new digs in the garage.
Otherwise known as the nursery.