Thursday, 9 May 2013

Cheepy chicks

Here they are - these are the first three to hatch yesterday.  They are some of the cutest bundles of fluff you will see, I think!

The EFG held them for me as they were rather camera-shy and kept moving around.

We now have 8 altogether, although one is still in the incubator, getting fluffy.  It will probably come out soon, but we have to be careful as the older ones can be a little overpowering with the ones fresh from the incubator and they need a little supervision sometimes.

These chicks have cost me nothing beyond the electricity to power the incubator so far, as the eggs were laid by my own breeding pen of Gold Partridge Orpingtons.  Eggs can go for silly money on eBay, especially for rare or fashionable breeds - a while back, chocolate Orpington eggs were fetching over £100 for half a dozen.  Needless to say, I haven't got any of those....


Lesley said...

So sweet! Lesley x

Gill said...

I'm hatching chicks at the moment too!

Frugal in Bucks said...

Not sure if you are near a place called Wimblington in Cambridgeshire? Blogfer has lost her dog, wondered if you would do a mention on your blog as an animal lover too?

She is at Frantics Antics.

Thank you
Sarah at Frugal in Bucks.