Wednesday, April 6, 2011

All the Pretty Little Chickies

Saturday and Sunday were so amazing.  I couldn't have guessed how exciting it would be to watch chicks hatch.  It's almost like watching grass grow......but way more fun! It takes a really long time and is so mesmerizing.....and a little disgusting.  We wound up, over 24 hours, with 10 chicks hatching!!!  We set 13 eggs.  Two of them early on did not show any growth, so we only "lost" one.  I think that's pretty darn good for our first hatch.  So without further adieu, the chicks.......

 So here's the game.  You're supposed to be able to tell the boys from the girls from their head spots.  Little spots are girls and big spots are boys.  Give a guess.  Here I go!
 Top Left: Boy, Bottom Left: Girl, Top Middle: Boy, Bottom Middle: Girl, Top Right: Boy, Bottom Right: Girl
 Top Left: Girl, Top Right: Boy, Bottom Left: Girl, Bottom Right: Boy

From another angle, Left to right, with the one at the very right last: Boy, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl, (can't see), Boy, Girl, Girl, Boy

You can make your guess in the comments, or email me.  We should be able to tell in about 3 weeks!


  1. Good luck with the chicks! We've hatched a few and have more ready to put in the incubator this Sunday. That seems to always be the day we start.
    Did you lose the one that got pecked? I've seen that happen too, its pretty distressing to me.
    Linda Bickford (from the MaransChickenClub list)

  2. Yes we did. It lived a couple of days but I'm pretty sure the foot got infected.