The new chicks are moved in to the coop. They seem to have strong primal instincts. They chase down bugs and scratch through the weeds like nobody's business. I've never seen such a vigorous bunch of hatchlings before.
11 eggs were left unhatched. I broke them open and all but two were at least partially developed. Two looked like they should have been ready to hatch with the others, but didn't. All of the partially developed chicks were dark coloured. I wonder if there might be something wrong with the barred rocks. All of the chicks that hatched are light coloured, or red tinged, only one with dark spots. It seems odd to me at least.
UPDATE: I sold the chicks! July 30th, all of them went to the same home.