The Ouroboros | gniaes`.`seaing...gnihtyreve ni slobmys.symbols in everything...

The Ouroboros | gniaes`.`seaing...gnihtyreve ni slobmys.symbols in everything...
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chick Hatchlings at the Homestead

Life.  It can be so precious.  
We are hatching out our chicken eggs.  Our hens were not broody, so we used the incubator.  These little fellers are so sweet it hurts.  They on average, take 21 days to hatch. 

Just set the eggs, 21 days to go...


Day 21, 1st three guarded by Stubbs and Mary


and then there were 4...

here are those chicks hatching out

sweet

and then there were 5

and day 22 then there were 7...napping

Dare we hope for more to hatch out?
Little Gemini's.
Those little chick conversations in there at the cafeteria...

These chicks are mostly Americauna breed, originating in South America.  They are a gentle chicken, cold hardy and they lay green or blue eggs.  more on Americaunas 

Just want to be in the garden.   So tired of the fussing and fighting that humans do.

Day 21.  Our chicks started hatching.  Didn't have any broody hens so we had to use the incubator, then keep them under a heat lamp when they hatched.  5 so far.  The dogs have been through this hatching routine with us twice before, are being really eggcellent around the chicks.  To my amazement, our 2 year old kitty cat is being eggcellent around them, too.   She looks in on them from time to time, just briefly, then goes about her business.

Day 22.  We have two more chicks, one red and one black.  They had to be assisted to hatch.  One of them is struggling to stay upright, it may have been upside down in the egg.  It looks like mostly Honey's eggs are hatching.  The other mother hen (we hatched out years back), is a surprise half Black Sexlink, half Americauna, and actually produced an offspring (Sexlinks usually don't).  We have one of her beautiful black chicks.

Day 23.   And then there were 8.  (There was a 9th that sadly did not make it.  Rips your heart out.) 

//youtube Higher Truth Channel, Why Isn't The Sun Yellow Any More?//

This afternoon (day 24 all chicks look to be doing well, so far so good.) 

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