Meet the Fuzzy Clan

One of the stories from my husband’s childhood involved his mom buying some fertilized eggs and putting them in an incubator. She had her son turn them every day for three weeks until the little eggs hatched into baby chicks.

I thought it was the cutest thing I had ever heard, but seemed impossible. I mean….really? Growing baby chickens? In a residence in one of the ninth largest cities in the U.S.?

But yes, that is exactly what she did. And she did it again for her Sunday school class. Except this time she turned the eggs herself.

And they hatched.

Cute little baby chicks were born from the eggs.

I sorta, kinda fell a little lot in love.

Yes, with chickens……look how cute they are….

Chicken butt.

Holding them in my hand, watching them run around in a little hop-walk. Pecking away at the air, or the floor.

They are so curious, but sweet.

I got really attached to the little yellow one.

It liked climbing all over me. I’m thinking it’s because I am always warm.

They were just starting to grow their real feathers on their wings.

It is not easy to photography baby chicks. They move pretty fast. They are also not thrilled with the flash. I recommend a long lens to zoom in from far away. Unless they are on your foot.

Sometimes, they won’t go far away, because they think you are their momma. The downside of being born in an incubator.

I finally said good-bye to my little baby chicken. Pretty soon, the fuzzy clan will grow up and head to the farm. They will be the makers of farm-fresh eggs.

I’ll get to say……..I knew them when. Awwwe.

28 thoughts on “Meet the Fuzzy Clan

  1. We did this at school when I was in 5th Grade. Had the incubators and eggs right there in class that we got from a classmate’s farm. They were some cute eggs. But bad memories from the ones that didn’t make it. :o(

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  2. Awww, this really took me back. For sixth and seventh grade science fair, this was my project. My grandparents adopted the chicks so I got visitation rights. (I also won second place both years.)

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  3. Oh my goodness they are so cute!!! There’s a farm nearby that let’s you adopt baby chicks for 2 weeks, I’ve thought about doing that with the kids. I’m afraid they wouldn’t want to send them back to the farm though!!

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  4. So so cute! We had chickens when we lived in Texas. I named them all. Got them from Tractor’s Supply..hehe. And the guy “new” which were hens and which were roosters. We thought we bought one rooster and several hens, turns out we ended up with three roosters…
    Loved the photos, they’re adorables!

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  5. Everytime I go into the feed store when it’s chick season I have this urge to have chickens – after all, not only do they produce eggs but also they’re a great source of manure. Then reality sets in and I think about how the cats and dogs would view these little chicks, and do I really want to be responsible for anything more and I leave the store without chicks. Your photos are great!

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  6. This post brings back wonderful memories when my grandfather did this! I had a pet baby chick. His name was Sunshine (because he was yellow). Thanks :)

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  7. Love the pics! I keep thinking of doing this, but many here – in spite of raised house, wire and so forth – still get lost to the inventive foraging animals. So I shy away. My neighbor has done a whole flock at once and always has beautiful eggs to give away (she can keep about a dozen).

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