Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hatching

First serama chick battling out of the egg.
My serama chicks began hatching June 14th, 2011. The last one hatched on the 16th, for a total of five chicks! This is my second time hatching eggs, and the first time with a real incubator (my last hatch was done in a homemade incubator which yielded one turkey!). It was very exciting watching these little critters emerge from their shell!
The chick fresh out of the shell.


  It is amazing how small these little creatures are. I would say only 2-3 inches tall. The eggs are comparable to pheasant eggs. 
 

 They are quite fun to watch. And, you'd be quite surprised how loud of a peep can come from such a small body! 

Fuzzy little peepers.
I cannot wait until they are full grown! The average weight is 13 ounces, and they can still fit in the palm of your hand!

43 comments:

  1. Nice to hear you had a higher survival rate. gotta love being surrounded by cute chicks

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  2. awww, those are cute. when i was a little kid we had chicks, but our dog ate them :(

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  3. I love having baby chickens as pets!! Like snoobyy I had some when I was in kindergarten- however our neighbors Labrador attacked them and killed all 3 of them

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  4. Awww, baby chicks are always cute.

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  5. How utterly ironic that i'm eating a plate of scrambled eggs and toast when I stumble onto your blog.

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  6. Awww those are really cute <333

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  7. It's amazing how they evolved from an egg to a chicken. It's like pokemon :D

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  8. @thenitefalls: Funny, too bad I didn't hatch 'em all!

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  9. Wow I've hold creatures like these in my hands and they are beautiful, nice job with those eggs, hope they grow up like healthy chickens

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  10. cute! where did you get them?

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  11. I had purchased the eggs on eBay actually.

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  12. All those chicks!

    Those are cute!

    FOllowed!

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  13. are you planing on selling the full grown birds? nice post Followed btw

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  14. @Integral_Triple: I am not sure yet. They are definitely not worth eating, weighing less than 1 pound. These chickens are supposed act more like little dogs than chickens.

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  15. wat..... u have your own chicks, and i bet you hunt too. wheres the cool hunting pics?

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  16. So cuute! THey should make good pets!

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  17. When I was a kid I always wanted a pet chicken!

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  18. Are you going to eat them eventually?

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  19. they are cute when they are young they are awesome as kfc stuff ;) just kidding, enjoy your every day organic omelette

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  20. so cute *-*!
    but only cute when they are young,if they grow up not anymore :S

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  21. My god, the adorability index! ITS OFF THE CHARTS!

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  22. that device is soo cool! and the "little peepers" comment made me laugh

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  23. There so cute as baby's but to bad they don't stay that cute :(

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  24. that is so cute i can't wait for my wife to see it....

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