April 1 chicks @ 17weeks UPDATED 7/31 - PIC HEAVY.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by hondo58, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We hatched 7 eggs on April 1 2012. It was our first attempt using our own eggs and my home made incubator. The eggs had been stored in the fridge and are from two young pullets just under a year old and one bantam pullet only 8 months old. Our EE rooster is also just under a year.

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  2. Chickann

    Chickann Out Of The Brooder

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    Those are beautiful pictures. [​IMG]
     
  3. Maev

    Maev Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuteness overload!!
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I'm always amazed at what hatches from an egg.
     
  5. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! that is so cool. now it makes me wish i took their pictures every day to see them grow!
     
  6. mondotomhead

    mondotomhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, Hondo!

    I can't believe how much they've grown[​IMG]

    If you remember my very first hatch was a week behind you. I was following your thread and you had so many great pictures and links that helped me out so much. Thank you so much for all the detail you put into your post with the great pictures. You really helped a "newbie hatcher" to know exactly what I was supposed to be seeing [​IMG]

    I am so happy to say that of the 11 bantams I put in lockdown, 10 hatched!!! Nine little dark ones and one yellow, chipmunk looking one. It took about 24 hours for all of them to hatch. Right now they are dashing about the brooder and some are getting pin feathers on their wings. I also made a box with a ramp like you did but I put outdoor carpet on the ramp part. I was watching the video and I see your chicks eat the pine bedding like mine does so I won't worry so much since yours appear to be OK.

    I just cannot take pictures like yours. My brooder is on the floor and it makes it very hard to get good shots [​IMG]

    Note to self: Call MyPetChicken and cancel May 21st order[​IMG]
     
  7. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I do remember. 10 of 11 is great! I used paper towels over the pine shavings for about a week. Once they started scratching them up that was it. As they get older and change I'll update this thread with new photos. I had them out on the grass for a bit the other day and they were loving it. As you can see the rooster and hens came over to take a look as well as one of our dogs. I added a roost to the brooder last week and they are all able to get up on it so I removed the ramp to give them more room since they can hop right up on the shelf where the feed and water is. They are all practicing their flying skills now....it's too funny.

     
  8. mondotomhead

    mondotomhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just love watching the chicks running and flapping those little winglets. And they are so, so tiny. When I pick them up its like picking up air.

    So do you have someone helping you take those pictures? Like the ones on the stump? I'd be afraid mine would tumble off or try to fly away before I could get the camera and take a picture. Those are fantastic pictures, by the way [​IMG]

    I didn't notice the little brown one or has he/she grown so much I don't recognize him/her.
     
  9. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little brown one is the fifth up from the bottom with the yellowish head. In the earlier photo of the three bantams together she is on the right. They were about a week old in that shot. They are two weeks old in the shots on the stump. She (I hope!) has changed a lot. No one helps me take the photos. I just put them on the stump and they sat there...mostly....except the little gray one who tried to fly off once or twice.
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  10. MarissaC

    MarissaC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How adorable. I just leave seeing these photo stories of chicks!
     

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