10 Healthy Little Chicks

We are happy to announce that 10 healthy little chicks have hatched!  We check up on our chicks several times a day. Soon, they’ll be doing naughty things like kicking up their bedding into the feed and water, and we’ll have to clean up after them. Come in and visit them, they love the company!

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What’s happening to the chick on Day 16?

Today the chick’s intestines continue to be drawn into its body and the yolk is now becoming more important in terms of providing nutrients throughout the rest of incubation, as the albumen (the white) of the egg is almost gone.  At this point, some

And finally today, some chicks (but not all) begin slowly to turn their position in the egg so that they move towards the best place for hatching, which is the head towards the blunt end. It’s here the beak will ‘pip’ through into the membrane and then through the shell.

Day 16