Chickens / Incubation

Basque Hatch Update #1

Well, two chicks out – a Speckled Sussex and an Australorp.  There are also 11 more pips!  Today is Day 20.

I peeked under Rosie at 9:45 am and the first egg I saw was pipped.  I didn’t lift her any further.  She’s not acting any more strange or defensive than usual.  I’m a bit paranoid that she will attack her chicks or something, but that’s probably because I haven’t had a successful broody before.  Rosie is a sensible hen and usually at the top of the pecking order.  I’m hoping she’ll be a good, tough mom.  We’ll see!

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