Monday, March 12, 2012

Babies Galore!

Y'all, we have 17  new, fuzzy little babies at our house. 
 I thought ya might be.

A few weeks ago Jeremy had the fantabulous idea to incubate eggs.  Ya see, last year we brought 8 lovely little chickies home from Coastal.  And one of those little chickies wound up being a rooster.  We thought it might be kind of fun to hatch our very own eggs.  What a Science project, right?

So.  A few days after we got home from San Diego, we fired up the incubator, and nestled a whole bunch of little eggs inside it.

And waited.
And turned them.
And waited.
And added water to up the humidity.
And turned them.
And waited.

And . . .

Lookie what we found on Saturday morning!

{Warning: Baby chicks aren't exactly the cutest when they're first born.  "Birth pictures" to follow}

{Also, Mimi . . . no more chickie horror stories, k?  That was frightening.}



Finally breaking free

And by this morning . . .
Sixteen baby chickies!!!

Good gracious they're cute!

They kept us pretty busy this weekend.  How was your weekend?  Do tell.
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Kelli said...

That is such a neat idea. I know the girls had to be super excited to witness such a little miracle. They are so cute!

MiMi said...

No more chickie horror stories!
Promise! LOL
Also, chicks are GROSS when they first hatch, but they're SO adorable after they dry.
We did this when I was a kid....LOVED!

Impulsive Addict said...

Oh I want some!!!!!! They are adorable!!!!!! Gotta watch that MiMi! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh the cuteness is overwhelming!!!! I can't believe you had so many hatch! You must have done it just right! What kind are they?

We get our day old chicks in a week! We are getting pretty excited! :o)

~~Mel~~ said...

We did this in school and I remember being fascinated by it. Love it!

MomBrose said...

That's awesome!! Two years ago at the San Diego Fair, we got to see chicks hatching. It's just the neatest thing! And they are so adorable after they fluff up :)

Patty Sumner said...

How wonderful! I have always wanted chickens. I just cannot talk my hubby into getting me any. I bet your girls had a blast watching and waiting. Tell us more about your chickens. I would love to hear the ups and downs. What would you suggest for anyone who wants to raise chickens. Blessings!

Jessica said...

We love baby chicks! And then are much nicer grown ups when they have been hand raised. I know your girls are seriously enjoying them!

Xazmin said... adorable! My kids have raised chicks at school...but I'm afraid my dog would eat them if we tried here! She's been known to jump in the air and snatch a bird out of mid-flight in our backyard! Um...I hope this doesn't qualify as a "horror story".

The highlight of our weekend had to be the RSL season-opener. We killed L.A. Yep. Good times.

Jenny said...

What a wonderful experience for the girls! They are so cute!

Connie Weiss said...

I want to move to a farm and raise chickens so badly!!


Busy Bee Suz said...

How fun is that for the girls? A memory maker for sure.
We've talked about having chickens....but I just know they will end up in bed with us (as pets) so I am avoiding it for now!

Jenn said...

WHAT FUN! I have chicks coming the first part of May and I'm super excited!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

How fun! That is an awesome science experiment for your girls! My boys would LOVE this too:) We have talked about getting some chickens for the eggs, but I hadn't thought of hatching eggs!


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