Our lavender Araucana chicks hatched on Jan 22 and 23. Nine of the 12 eggs hatched- two were duds, and a Pukeko got one of them when the hens and eggs were still at Barb and Eric's home. The hens that hatched them are taking great care of them. They're confined in the coop until the chicks get a little older. We still have neighborhood cats roaming into our yard, and would hate to lose any of our darling chicks.