Thursday, February 11, 2010

In the Broody box

We moved the 1st two chicks to the brooder box this morning. They seem much more relaxed in there. They were in the incubator all night last night. They were so sleepy, they would doze off with their heads on another egg - and the egg would peep and send them into a panic.
They aren't eating yet. The temperature seems just right, though. It is pretty cold out there in the garage so we have been worried about them. Now we will have to keep a close eye on them to make sure they don't drown in their water or something like that. Babies are alot of work!
The kids are running back and forth -to the garage to check on the big chicks - and back into the house to check on the two others about to hatch. The rest of the eggs (16 of them) seem sadly silent. But, we are still holding out hope for them. They are probably glad to get rid of the noisy 1st two! They were so rowdy -bonking roughly around in the incubator all night. They must be roosters!

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