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nonnasusie Sat 11-May-19 19:12:46

Managed to hatch chicks in the incubator after several failed attempts!

nonnasusie Sat 11-May-19 19:13:47

Just hope that they survive!

nanny2507 Sat 11-May-19 19:19:41

thats amazing! x

Buffybee Sat 11-May-19 19:23:12

Very cute!
Are you going to keep them?

nonnasusie Sat 11-May-19 19:37:26

Oh yes, if they survive and are girls we will put them with our layers. If they are male they will end up in the freezer! We do raise chickens for eating but usually buy them when they are young!

Buffybee Sat 11-May-19 20:12:40

Oh! I'n that case I hope you don't name Goldie and Black Beauty!

SueDonim Sat 11-May-19 20:47:21

Oh, they're so fluffy! Are they a particular breed?

I'd love chickens but our garden isn't suitable as it's very hilly.

crazyH Sat 11-May-19 21:06:49

So cute !

nonnasusie Sat 11-May-19 21:53:20

Salt and Pepper!😁. No particular breed as far as we know!

SueDonim Sun 12-May-19 00:25:30

Love their names!

They look like the avian version of Persian kittens. grin

downtoearth Sun 12-May-19 07:55:28

I reared a day old chick,a Rhode Island red we called her Henny Penny,she followed me everywhere,she would sit on my lap and watch tv,she would lay her egg straight into my hand while I stroked her back ,never any mess indoors .

PageTurner Sun 12-May-19 08:22:19

Downtoearth This is my "Henny Penny". In fact I call all my chickens "HennyPenny". I know, I lack imagination, but have always called all my chickens by the same name. Now, I only have one chicken. Sometimes she lays big eggs. This one is a double-yoke.

EllanVannin Sun 12-May-19 09:04:39

We kept hens years ago and I could never eat them. I enjoyed the lovely fresh eggs but not the cooked birds. I'm still not overly fond of chicken today, psychological I suspect.
We also had Desdemona the duck and remember searching the hedgerows for eggs. Mum mainly used her eggs for baking.

Fennel Sun 12-May-19 09:13:45

My husband managed to hatch some out in and incubator.
While they were very small we kept them in a large cardbord box with some straw.
If you put them in with the adults too soon they get trodden on.
Love all the photos - so cute! After moving house we no longer have hens.

downtoearth Mon 13-May-19 11:56:03

pageturner they make lovely pets,we had a lot of other chickens all with names,but Henny was my girl.
The eggs are beautiful,we corn fed our girls the yolks where such a deep yellow,the omlettes where delicious.
We had ducks too, stories for another daysmile