Any Explanation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by allcreatures, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. allcreatures

    allcreatures Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never hatched eggs before...........I made a homemade incubator and was hoping it would work. Well I so far I have had 4 hatch, but the question is why do they have feathers on their feet? None of my hens do, except the four banty hens. note none of the eggs were from the banty hens. The rooster is a black Austrolorp. THANKS
     
  2. SeaHen

    SeaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you SURE none of the eggs are from your banties? What are the breeds you're hatching? Congratulations on your hatchlings!
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure all the bantie hens are hens? Maybe you have a "stealth roo" in your banty flock??......Otherwise I'm thinking you must have some feather footed genes hidden in your BA's background.
     
  4. crazy chook

    crazy chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinking the same thing! you may have a rooster in your banty flock [​IMG] I love feathered feet!
     
  5. allcreatures

    allcreatures Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I went out and looked at the banties again, and they are hens, or very girly roosters, and on further inspection only 2 have feathered feet, and i've seen one of them lay an egg. So I'm blaming it on my Roooster, now I have 7 feather footed little babies.
     
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    All fuzzy butts are precious. We love our mixed breed chickens here! [​IMG]
     

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