Back on September 16th we were surprised when one of our hens returned home with 8 new baby chicks. We have made it three full weeks and they are all doing great! She is a great new Mama. I just can’t believe how much they have grown!
At week three several are starting to develop crest feathers (if that is what you call them?). Their father is a beautiful but very feisty Polish Crested Rooster. I don’t have a great up close picture of him and since it is raining will try to update with one but he is this type of rooster he is but his crest is more golden than white.All eight are doing well and I love for the children to be able to watch and interact with the babies. As with all animals, hygiene is very important. When you handle baby chicks or any other animal, be sure you are teaching your children not only how to care for the animals but also how to properly take care of themselves with a thorough hand-washing routine.
There is so much to learn from raising baby chicks. Have you ever raised baby chickens?