Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our first chickie!!

Last night I noticed that when we took the light off the box to check on the chicks the partially hatched chick would struggle and try to get out of it's shell but when the light was over the box it would go back to sleep and quit trying to hatch. We were using the light for heat because they have to stay around 100 degrees for the first couple of weeks or they will die. I put the little guy back in the incubator where it was dark so he could stay warm without any light and it worked. Around 2:30am Oscar went down stairs and found the little guy snuggled up between two or three other eggs.
Our little chick that wasn't doing so well didn't make it. He gave up around 7:30 last night.

4 comments:

J and C said...

Oh, I am sad about the baby that didn't make it! But how sweet for the little baby that did! Can't wait to meet them!

luvmykids said...

Sweet little chick! Congrats on your 1st chicke. Are you raising these to eat?

Mother of 4, Caregiver of 6 said...

Mainly for the eggs, but some will be for food.

Sharla said...

I can't wait to see it all fuffy and cute! Glad one made it so far!