Thursday, December 4, 2008

Chicks



8 chicks have hatched out this morning. They are mostly Araucana/Indian Game crosses. 5 are brown and 3 are grey/black. It will be interesting to see what they look like when they mature and also what sex they are!

3 comments:

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Oh they are just sooo cute. Tip for sexing roosters. The roosters will develop their pin feathers first down the back and their wattles and combs will develop at a faster rate and will be larger than the little hens. Hope that helps.

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Thanks. Also have another broody hen, about to sit her on some eggs. She was a great mother last year. This current mother hen is very defensive and likes to peck if we get close. The chicks are cute though eh.

Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

They are gorgeous. Yes our little Black Hen Maggie seems very determined she will raise empty air at the moment. I'll let her raise chicks next year. Nothing worse than grumpy chickens with PMT. LOL