The Chicks are Hatching, Part 1

I’ve been a little absent lately, so I thought I’d show you why. We’ve become the proud parents of eighteen peeping little chicks!

Green Mountain Farm

The Chicks are Hatching - empty egg shells

Tonight, four freshly hatched chicks are stumbling around in the incubator, eyes barely opened, collapsing in exhaustion every couple of seconds. It’s incredible that they have any energy to move around at all, considering the effort required to free themselves from their cramped quarters.

The Chicks are Hatching - just hatched

It’s remarkable to think that three short weeks ago, these were nothing but a basket of eggs out of our chicken coop. Although most of them are fertilized, it is impossible to tell by looking at them – on the outside or the inside. What a transformation they have undergone!

The Chicks are Hatching - getting cozy

I hope I never stop being amazed by these tiny feathered creatures and the miracle of life they represent!

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2 thoughts on “The Chicks are Hatching, Part 1

    • It takes a bit of work, but it is definitely worth it! If you decide to give it a try, start small with just a few to see how you like it. There are great little chicken ‘tractors’ that you can move around the yard that house anywhere from two to ten birds. 🙂

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