The chick hatch is completed and there are twenty-three Ameraucana babies. Three are not doing too well and may not survive. Still, I’m very pleased with the result, a great hatch for me. Many more would be too much at once!
The little ones are now one to two days old. The photo was taken this morning. All are bright-eyed and active. They are starting to eat and spend lots of time sleeping under the brooder light. Before too long they will be running around in the barnyard.
Today I set the eggs for the second hatch. If all goes well, more babies will be popping out in twenty-one days!
Update 5/9/15: I miscounted, there were actually 24 hatchlings. Unfortunately 2 or 3 were not very strong and one has passed away. The others are holding their own at the moment. It is normal for some newborn chicks to not survive. The rest are all very healthy right now and eating like tiny horses.
Here are their parents, silvers, black, wheatens and blue wheatens.