Bantam Chick Hatching: Caught on Camera

Bantam Chick Hatching: Caught on Camera

Chick Hatching: Gold Partridge Dutch Bantam

‘Tis the season to be hatching, tra-la-la-la-laaaaa la-la-la-la! ♫Bantam chick hatching

Okay, well it’s not exactly THAT season, but we’re still jolly! And hatching. Ahem, moving swiftly on …

We are in prime hatching season, so have been filling our incubators with chicken, quail, and goose eggs. While we all know that chickens come from eggs (oh, please tell us that you knew that!) we realised how few people actually get to watch the hatching process first hand. Unfortunately, we can’t cram crowds of people into our little hatching room to let everyone peek while it happens (though, party anyone?), but we did think that it might be fun for people to see a video of some our our chicks hatching.

Fortunately, one of the chicks was accommodating, wanted a career in film, and was happy to oblige by cheeping noisily to notify us that it was ready for its debut role!

Caught on Camera

The little chick in this video was starting to work its way out of its shell when we heard it cheeping. The whole process took about 30 minutes, but to save you from thirty minutes of egg shake -> static egg -> egg shake -> static egg (it’s scintillating, of course, but not THAT scintillating), we trimmed the video down to its most exciting parts … Or maybe it’s only us who get excited about chicks hatching?

You can see from the video that hatching is really quite exhausting for this little chick, so there are bursts of activity followed by some recuperation.  When it does eventually hatch, it takes a well-deserved rest.

All Right, Mr. DeMille, I’m Ready for My Close-up!

Admittedly, this isn’t exactly a film noir, but this chick rivals Gloria Swanson in its role as a silent-film star.

Cue Chicken Little in its debut film, Bantam Chick Hatching:

(If you want to skip the preamble, start at 1:23.)

Chickens For Sale

Gold Partridge Dutch Bantam Chick Hatching
I clean up well!

This little chick and its friends are rapidly growing, and are ready for new homes.

If you’re interested in buying one (or some) of these adorable little bantams, please contact us on 01954 210268 or 07836 587050. 

Shameless plug: Don’t forget that we can also supply you with chicken housing suitable for our little bantam friend here (or other housing for poultry, livestock, or pets), as well as supplying you with feed and the equipment needed to care for little Chicken Little here.

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