These are some eggs we hatched in our incubator. I ordered two dozen eggs on line, 12 buff sussex and 12 lavender araucanas. Was so excited when they arrived in the mail.
Anyway three weeks later we had little chickens hatching, creating lots of excitement amongst the household. We had 13 hatch in total, which is a lower percentage than when we hatch our own eggs, but I guess when they have been posted, its hard to guarantee how they have been handled! They have been living in a little pen in the garage, with their light for warmth – but now that they are almost fully feathered we have moved them out to a larger cage within the main chook pen (if only my new chook shed was ready….. hint hint Cam, if you’re reading). Won’t be long before they can run with the older chooks.
They are 7 weeks old now, and eating HEAPS!! They are also continually tipping over their water, so will have to come up with a better system. The ones on the left are the Buff Sussex, and the ones on the right are the Lavender Araucanas.
Now it will be interesting to see what proportion of roosters to hens we get! I will let you know in a couple of months…….