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Embryology Rescues :)

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My biology professor runs an embryology class and had a few eggs accidentally hatch. I had mentioned loving chickens so she asked if I wanted them. I picked the three chick up as day olds on Monday 4/18. They are yellow and from white eggs, my guess is that they are white leghorns. One is a little grubby and flighty, one is just a follower, but the third is super bold and friendly. I LOVE her.
I am raising them until they are coop ready and then giving them to a friend with a hobby farm. smile.png

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And this is what they would have turned into, had they not hatched...



If anyone has experience with this breed please advise. I'm really happy to have them. wee.gif
Edited by barefootchicky - 4/21/16 at 2:38pm
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well as a breed they can be flighty that friendly one is probably a rooster, they are great producers or large white eggs. and treats shouldn't be given until they are 8 weeks old.

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I hope he's a she! Why no treats? Wouldn't they have access to whatever greens mom eats out in the world if they were following a hen around?
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I hope he's a she! Why no treats? Wouldn't they have access to whatever greens mom eats out in the world if they were following a hen around?


they would also have access to grit if with mom....if you want to give treats provide them with grit

My Flock:

30+ Banties(serama, duccle, silike, and crosses), 6 LF chicks(BO, RIR, PR, EE, BA), 14 leghorn chicks, 2 leghorn hens, and soon ducklings

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My Flock:

30+ Banties(serama, duccle, silike, and crosses), 6 LF chicks(BO, RIR, PR, EE, BA), 14 leghorn chicks, 2 leghorn hens, and soon ducklings

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Originally Posted by barefootchicky View Post

I hope he's a she! Why no treats? Wouldn't they have access to whatever greens mom eats out in the world if they were following a hen around?


they would also have access to grit if with mom....if you want to give treats provide them with grit


X2 when mom raises them outside she tells them to peck the ground to get little stones for their crop to grind up the food, but in a brooder they do not have that access to grit unless you supply it which around me chick grit is hard to find.

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