It had been awhile since we hatched eggs, so back in June I set some in the incubator.
We have 3 main coops. These eggs are from the coop with Roost, an Olive Egger, as the papa. The hens are Black Copper Marans, Rhode Island Reds, and Easter Eggers.
These mixes are a first for us, so I am interested to see what color eggs the hens eventually lay.
All went as planned, and on day 21 chicks began hatching!
The majority of the chicks are primarily black, but there are a few buff ones, as well.
I love that they were following Farm Girl.
The chicks stayed in our brooding pen until about day 11 when they really decided they liked flying out. Then they got moved to a different cage, with a top. Since they like to fly on things, as an experiment I place a log chunk in their cage. They loved it. Almost nobody flew onto their water dish to hang out. Why didn’t I think of this before?
On day 21, they were moved once again. This time to an outside brooder.
Here they are at about 2 months of age:
This batch of chicks has the most feathers on their shanks I have ever seen.