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A.M. update on the hatching chicks

July 9th, 2013 § 6

At 8:00 a.m. I went out to check on the chicks. I heard peeping when I opened the garage door, so I knew there were babies somewhere!

Under Dahlia, two black chicks were just about all dried and fluffy. One came from a Black Copper Marans egg, which makes it an olive egger, and the other chick is Lilac’s baby. I saw one pipped egg but didn’t check them all.


Under Oregano, the barred olive egger, there were two hatched chicks.


First up is a yellow Coronation Sussex baby!


This is pretty exciting. And Oregano’s own egg, the one that journeyed to a Richmond refrigerator and back, had hatched during the night.


Unfortunately I think it’s a boy, as it has a white spot on its head, a sex-linked characteristic of barred breeds. Too bad I won’t get a chance at a super green egg layer this time around.

Meanwhile, here are the chicks’ empty eggshells. From top, the Coronation Sussex, then the barred olive egger, then Lilac’s egg, and finally a Black Copper Marans egg.


I saw another pipped egg in Oregano’s nest, so I left them in peace to continue hatching. There may be more babies to come, we’ll see.

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§ 6 Responses to “A.M. update on the hatching chicks”

  • Sarah In Illinois says:

    Awwwwww! So cute!

  • Chaucea says:

    Oh wow! Lilac’s baby is beautiful!

    Here’s to them all being happy and healthy. :-)

  • Bonafide Farmer says:

    Hi, Chaucea! Thanks for the well wishes!

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