I went to the grocery store this morning and picked up a few things and I also grabbed a watermelon for the girls. Jeff cut a hunk off and I took it out. I broke off a piece to give to Alice in her nesting box, and when she reached for it, I saw it…a little chick stuck its head out! OMG! They are here…well three are anyway, there are still 6 eggs to go. I didn't think they would start hatching till the 30th, but maybe some had already been sat on before we got them.
Here's the first little guy I saw, such a fluff ball.
Then I could see another black one and a yellow one beside her.
Eric thought he heard cheeping this morning he said.
Here's Alice saying "take a picture, it'll last longer" ha! Aren't they cute? I didn't think she would have black ones, cause the eggs were almost white. I can't get over how black their feet are. We never saw our girls this young.
I'm not naming them yet, till they are all hatched. I went out later and Alice had come down the ladder to exercise or poop or whatever and thank God I went out when I did as one little black guy was out on the ledge and would have fallen, so we quickly moved Alice, the chicks and the eggs into Fiji's old coop so she can hatch the rest and let these little guys get some size before they go in the big coop. What excitement!
Here's a quick video.
Have a great Friday and thanks for stopping in.
Jacqui Lines says
How exciting!!!! Are they all the same kind of chick?? Just curious with that yellow one in there.
Mary Noble says
Oh the new babies are adorable; makes you want to pick them up and cuddle with them! Congratulations on being a ??grandchickie mom?? Look forward to seeing them grow up 🙂 Mary
Susan Carlson says
Wait! Did I miss something??? How did Alice…? I thought you were just eating the eggs! This was a planned birth, I hope. Is Alice married?
Susan Carlson says
Oh! I get it now. She's a surrogate mom.
sandi p says
I LOVE the chick updates!! Keep them coming.
Christina D says
They're sure cute. I love baby chicks. My daughter and I have both had chickens. So much fun to watch them grow up.
kathy amstutz says
Congratulations, Grandma!!! They're darling! It must be so much fun watching them……
I think I'm as excited as you are for these babies…. they are bigger than I expected… I'm a city kid so have no concept of the size. Looks like she's going to be a good mom too. Maybe these babies will bring out the nesting need for the other girls too…. Thanks Di for sharing the pics……
OMG so cute! i miss you – hope all is well..
Claire Ventre says
Congrata on the new chicklets, GRANDMA:D
kathryn p says
So cute!! The black ones are cool–I didn't know chicks came in black. Silly me, I didn't even consider that different breeds would be different colors. Such fun raising babies. My third baby will be flying from the coop" to college this year and every time I think about it I tear up! Congrats Di! (Maybe I need chickens!)
How exciting to see the babies hatching. Mama Alice looks very proud and happy to have some little fuzzies! We have wild chickens and roosters in our neighborhood and it seems like all the chicks have been black so far.
Congratulations Alice! Can't wait to see the others.
Patty Bjorgo says
Just adorable!! Makes me want some. Love your stories about them and looking forward to more!