Meet the new chicks

As you probably know, I wanted some Ayam Cemani chicks, so I went to buy some eggs. As a bonus, because the man who sold me the eggs was not sure how good they are, gave me some Barnevelder Gold eggs. So I ended up with 10 eggs of Ayam and 10 of Barnevelder. It was a good thing because only 5 of each hatched. I also could not resist and put again some of Ameraucana eggs in the incubator along with the others.

So I ended up with 14 new chicks 🙂

Ayam Cemani

The Ayam Cemany ware the smallest chicks I have ever seen, but they were born hungry 🙂 So I think they will rapidly grow into gorgeous chickens.

Barnevelder Gold

Ameraucanas

They are so adorable 🙂

Treats for chicks

Every couple of days I offer to my chicks treats – anything extra that is not they daily food (chicks crumbs).

Their favorite is the scrambled egg. I make a scrambled egg, let it cool down, mash it into small pieces and add 1 tablespoon of cornmeal or grounded rolled oats – prevent pasty butt, 1/4 teaspoon of Sea kelp – reduce the incidence of coccidiosis in baby chicks and 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder – boosts immune system.

I mix them well together and serve to the chicks

If giving them anything than chicks crumbs, you have to provide them grit, so after giving them “treats” I provide them access to a tray of grit where they also love to scratch, bath and sleep 🙂

Pippin – the rescued chick

As you know I helped a chick come out of its egg. What I did not known back than was that the little one was not a Silkie. It’s egg got through the others eggs by mistake. It is a Bantam (the miniature-type of chicks).

That is why it pipped the egg on day 19, because Bantams chicks come out earlier than the other chicks. But because I did not know it was not a Silkie egg I kept turning all the eggs until day 18, so the pour little thing did not have enough time to position itself in the egg for hatching. That is way he could not brake the egg, it pipped on the wrong place.

I’m glad I could save it. It’s a happy ending story 🙂

Baby chicks scratching for food

I just love them, they are so adorable 🙂

Meet the chicks

As I promised, pictures 🙂

Pippin is the one that I helped, looks really fine to me 🙂

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