Originally Posted by dheltzel
What color are the egg shells? I don't recall what you had in this bunch. If you don't have the egg shells, then you need to look at their legs.
For the blue one, are the legs dark or are there any feathers down their legs? (dark legs = blue ameraucana, feathers = blue marans)
For the chipmunk striped ones, yellow legs = welsummer, olive green (willow) legs = rhodebar pullet
Definitely no male Rhodebars in that group of 3.
There is actually four chicks, if you look at the second picture, there are three stripey ones.
The gray one has feathers on the legs, so that is a Maran. Fingers crossed for a pullet! The two eggs that hatched were a tan-cream color (you had told me those were Rhodebars) and the other two were a terra cotta dark brown. I should be able to sex the Maran (I hope!) because I remember the ones I raised for Rose were fairly easy to sex a few weeks in. Not sure about the legs colors on the others, I will have to check when Mama brings them out of the broody box. Met hanks again! This is so much fun !!
Originally Posted by fisherlady
For the lice I would treat everyone with a dusting of sevin/permithrin powder... that is just my 'go to' for any parasites. It is imperative you treat the broodies before they sit long since they are at high risk for heavier infestation since they aren't out to dust bath as much. DE is a good aid in prevention or reduction of biting parasites but it probably won't do much to eliminate an existing problem. there are numerous threads on BYC about treatment alternatives for mites and lice which should help you decide what works for you.... if you type 'sevin for lice' in search block it will bring up a few.
I second this! The powder was quick, safe and did the trick. My girls got a bad infestation over the winter into spring, and I suspect it was because I had not good place for them to dust bathe over the winter.
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs
Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs My experience has been that chicks hatched within 4 weeks or less of each other are easier to combine. Older birds are easier to combine when they are the same size, have free ranged near or even with each other and are combined at night.
ETA: no babies yet.
Didn't you take your goat to the vet? What did they say?Nope, haven't called the vet. I checked on them about 4am, she didn't rouse as quickly as the others, which has me a little concerned. I'm going to check again when the rain lets up a little more, I don't want to lure her out in this weather.
Hoping for a kid to drop!
Originally Posted by Auroradream26
My last two chicks have hatched! One last night and 1 this morning. It looks like all but one were fathered by my lavender ameraucana roo. The last one that hatched is all yellowish with maybe a faint stripe down its back and odd colored legs (yellowish/grey). I believe my little oegb managed to get my white silkie too lol. So her two eggs hatched out with two different daddys
. I'll get some pictures later but it looks like I probably have 2 black, 1 lavender, and 1 blueish fluffy cheek babies and then 1 yellowish oddball lol
Congratulations! Having chicks hatch is just too much fun! Your kids are so fortunate to experience all of this.