5 Baby chicks

Well they didn’t hatch yesterday on our anniversary as I thought, and not first thing this morning, but by lunchtime today we had 5 baby chicks.  Not a very good hatch rate out of 11 eggs, but there we are.  Ah they are so cute and all different colours as they came from different breeds of hens.  Of course at the moment I have no idea which one is which, but that doesn’t matter, they are  so lovely.

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Mother hen is very protective and rears up everytime we open the hen house to have a look.

When I was trying to take pictures they kept running away.

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This little one was brave enough to go exploring on her own.

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At night they are all tucked up under Mother Hen’s wings.  Isn’t nature wonderful?

More pictures as they grow, watch this space…..

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6 Comments »

  1. So cute. 5 isn’t a lot when you think you could have had 11, but compared to my zero, it’s quite a flock. Enjoy them while they’re adorable.

  2. Nikitaland said

    Aw, they are so adorable! I am naming the yellow one “Mustard” and the darker one “Blackie”, then “Two Tone” for the multi colored one! How’s that?

  3. So sweet!

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