Happy Easter Rebels! I got the most amazing Easter present ever!!! My second hatch started a bit early on Thursday, with Royal Ranch's first chick; we were so excited, especially since the chicks were pre-sold. The poults started coming the next day, but too slowly for the sake of the chick. She/he was getting DARN hungry and wanted OUT of that incubator.
So last night we very quickly opened up the incubator (you are not supposed to open the incubator mid-hatch due to dropping the humidity level), and grabbed out the one chick and five, YES FIVE, poults!!! I was concerned about the other "babies" picking on them, so we put them in a box in the brooder. If you all remember, we have four chicks and poults that were hatched/purchased in late February; so I was not sure how they would all get along.
I know it is hard to see, and that is because the poults that are just babies themselves already have the instincts to take care of the itty bitty babies!! The new ones are safely tucked under the wings of the others. Mother Nature truly amazes me! Happy Easter and God Bless.