Baby Bird Love

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 08 January 2019

the chook coop blog

Hello chicken keepers!

I love my chooks, but there’s nothing that makes me more clucky than seeing some baby chicks. Look at these little sweeties and their mumma hen:

Want to to be a mumma hen too? Hatching your own baby chicks is one of the most egg-citing eggs-periences you can have as a chicken keeper. Right from the time I first candled my Silkie eggs I felt connected to the soon-to-be chicks inside, and I’d obsessively check the settings on my incubator to make sure everything was just right.  The work didn’t stop once they were out of the eggshell though! It wasn’t until they were fully grown and ready to join the flock that I finally exhaled.

candling a silkie chick egg

baby silkie chicks hatching in incubator

day old silkie chick

Silkie chick hatched from incubated eggs

It was tough, stressful and incredibly rewarding. I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of starting or expanding their backyard flock to give it a go. It’s the miracle of nature before your very eyes! Check out the Raising Baby Chicks section on our Learning Centre for all the mumma hen info you need. 

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Feathers Forever,

Kassandra x

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