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post #6791 of 22415
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Originally Posted by Miss Lydia View Post



 My little broody is due to hatch on the 17th so you'll just be a few days behind. So excited to say Let the Broodys begin.  wee.gif



Yay!! Mine are due the 19th of March!! Let the countdown begin!!

I am the owner and operator Southern Class Poultry,  nestled in a beautiful area of NC. 

 

We breed, raise, and love Millie Fleur Bantam Cochins, Black Bantam Cochins, Standard Lemon Blue Cochins, Splash Standard Cochins, Seramas and I have a few silkie hens used to raise my babies. 

 

I am NPIP certified. I occasionally sell eggs. 

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I am the owner and operator Southern Class Poultry,  nestled in a beautiful area of NC. 

 

We breed, raise, and love Millie Fleur Bantam Cochins, Black Bantam Cochins, Standard Lemon Blue Cochins, Splash Standard Cochins, Seramas and I have a few silkie hens used to raise my babies. 

 

I am NPIP certified. I occasionally sell eggs. 

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post #6792 of 22415
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Yay!! Mine are due the 19th of March!! Let the countdown begin!!


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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/In-Christ-Alone-a-Very-Powerful-Worship-Video-792.html

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/In-Christ-Alone-a-Very-Powerful-Worship-Video-792.html

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post #6793 of 22415

Thank you Miss Lydia and BarnGoddess01! I will keep them in a window sill where it is a few degrees colder and the shape of the window frame will let them set at an angle. 

post #6794 of 22415

I caught a glimpse of a fuzzy black butt and some grey looking legs - but didn't get to see it's head.  Momma has the baby under her wing up real close to her side. 

 

No one else has hatched yet - either in the bator or in the coop - I keep hearing occassional chirps from the bator - but no pips. 

 

I'll check on Smokey again after lunch.

My chickens: WL, AC, EE, LO, Marans, EE/WL mix & Silkies = a rainbow of egg colors :) 

 

Chicken farmer since July 2011

 

"He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return."  Psalm 78:39

 

My BYC page http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bobbieschickss-member-page

 

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My chickens: WL, AC, EE, LO, Marans, EE/WL mix & Silkies = a rainbow of egg colors :) 

 

Chicken farmer since July 2011

 

"He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return."  Psalm 78:39

 

My BYC page http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bobbieschickss-member-page

 

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post #6795 of 22415

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Originally Posted by bobbieschicks View Post

I caught a glimpse of a fuzzy black butt and some grey looking legs - but didn't get to see it's head.  Momma has the baby under her wing up real close to her side. 

 

No one else has hatched yet - either in the bator or in the coop - I keep hearing occassional chirps from the bator - but no pips. 

 

I'll check on Smokey again after lunch.



 

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/In-Christ-Alone-a-Very-Powerful-Worship-Video-792.html

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 17 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/In-Christ-Alone-a-Very-Powerful-Worship-Video-792.html

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post #6796 of 22415
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Originally Posted by bobbieschicks View Post

I caught a glimpse of a fuzzy black butt and some grey looking legs - but didn't get to see it's head.  Momma has the baby under her wing up real close to her side. 

 

No one else has hatched yet - either in the bator or in the coop - I keep hearing occassional chirps from the bator - but no pips. 

 

I'll check on Smokey again after lunch.



How exciting! I have read Somkeys journey the whole way the through!! I want to see some pictures of her and her little ones soon! :)

I am the owner and operator Southern Class Poultry,  nestled in a beautiful area of NC. 

 

We breed, raise, and love Millie Fleur Bantam Cochins, Black Bantam Cochins, Standard Lemon Blue Cochins, Splash Standard Cochins, Seramas and I have a few silkie hens used to raise my babies. 

 

I am NPIP certified. I occasionally sell eggs. 

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I am the owner and operator Southern Class Poultry,  nestled in a beautiful area of NC. 

 

We breed, raise, and love Millie Fleur Bantam Cochins, Black Bantam Cochins, Standard Lemon Blue Cochins, Splash Standard Cochins, Seramas and I have a few silkie hens used to raise my babies. 

 

I am NPIP certified. I occasionally sell eggs. 

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post #6797 of 22415

Well they aren't very clear pictures - but here are a few - I noticed a pip on a Welsummer egg when I snapped the pic of the Ameraucana.

 

 

 

 

AM hatch date 2 28 12 013.jpgAM hatch date 2 28 12 010.jpg

My chickens: WL, AC, EE, LO, Marans, EE/WL mix & Silkies = a rainbow of egg colors :) 

 

Chicken farmer since July 2011

 

"He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return."  Psalm 78:39

 

My BYC page http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bobbieschickss-member-page

 

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My chickens: WL, AC, EE, LO, Marans, EE/WL mix & Silkies = a rainbow of egg colors :) 

 

Chicken farmer since July 2011

 

"He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return."  Psalm 78:39

 

My BYC page http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bobbieschickss-member-page

 

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post #6798 of 22415


Congrats!! Looks like your momma did a job well done!
 

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Originally Posted by bobbieschicks View Post

Well they aren't very clear pictures - but here are a few - I noticed a pip on a Welsummer egg when I snapped the pic of the Ameraucana.

 

 

 

 

AM hatch date 2 28 12 013.jpgAM hatch date 2 28 12 010.jpg



 

I am the owner and operator Southern Class Poultry,  nestled in a beautiful area of NC. 

 

We breed, raise, and love Millie Fleur Bantam Cochins, Black Bantam Cochins, Standard Lemon Blue Cochins, Splash Standard Cochins, Seramas and I have a few silkie hens used to raise my babies. 

 

I am NPIP certified. I occasionally sell eggs. 

Reply

I am the owner and operator Southern Class Poultry,  nestled in a beautiful area of NC. 

 

We breed, raise, and love Millie Fleur Bantam Cochins, Black Bantam Cochins, Standard Lemon Blue Cochins, Splash Standard Cochins, Seramas and I have a few silkie hens used to raise my babies. 

 

I am NPIP certified. I occasionally sell eggs. 

Reply
post #6799 of 22415

Talk about a broody Momma I think they need to rename is "Moody" Momma. I went out to give treats and she came off the nest to grab a few she ran after and grabbed 3 silkies for no reason! Then she picked up a few more treats then headed back to her lair/ nest! LOL I hate to see it if she hatches some babies!

I am the owner and operator Southern Class Poultry,  nestled in a beautiful area of NC. 

 

We breed, raise, and love Millie Fleur Bantam Cochins, Black Bantam Cochins, Standard Lemon Blue Cochins, Splash Standard Cochins, Seramas and I have a few silkie hens used to raise my babies. 

 

I am NPIP certified. I occasionally sell eggs. 

Reply

I am the owner and operator Southern Class Poultry,  nestled in a beautiful area of NC. 

 

We breed, raise, and love Millie Fleur Bantam Cochins, Black Bantam Cochins, Standard Lemon Blue Cochins, Splash Standard Cochins, Seramas and I have a few silkie hens used to raise my babies. 

 

I am NPIP certified. I occasionally sell eggs. 

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post #6800 of 22415

Is it okay to keep lifting up Smokey's feathers and peeking under her - or should I just leave her alone for a couple of days?  I know she's hatched that one AM and I think there must be a new Wellie under her by now too. 

 

I know you can't open the bator when you're in lockdown - so I didn't know if maybe lifting her is like opening the bator?

 

My chickens: WL, AC, EE, LO, Marans, EE/WL mix & Silkies = a rainbow of egg colors :) 

 

Chicken farmer since July 2011

 

"He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return."  Psalm 78:39

 

My BYC page http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bobbieschickss-member-page

 

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My chickens: WL, AC, EE, LO, Marans, EE/WL mix & Silkies = a rainbow of egg colors :) 

 

Chicken farmer since July 2011

 

"He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return."  Psalm 78:39

 

My BYC page http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bobbieschickss-member-page

 

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