Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Baby Chicken Update

Its been a hard day here today with the chickens, as 2 have died.

Both chicks were the smallest out of the 6 that hatched and were pure bred light Sussex bantams.

The last 2 of the pure bred chicks and the 2 cross bred chicks are doing well and are happy to learn from mum and are eating and drinking.

I am wondering if the 2 chicks that died had the same mothers and weren't a strong egg to use when setting Bonnie.

To have a high percentage rate of healthy chicks, food becomes a huge factor in having healthy eggs that reduces the fatality rate when the embryo is about a week old. So I am thinking the eggs weren't of a high enough quality to give a strong chicken.

So hopefully the last 2 purebred Sussex's will continue to thrive along with their siblings.

Hope you enjoyed the 2 photos of the little fluff bums. More photos to come over the next few weeks, as they grow.

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The Duck Herder said...

v cute!

sorry about the little ones you lost - but yay for these little tough guys!

Lucky-1 said...

Yes its always sad when a animal dies, more so when its a baby animal.