Aw, I shall call him "Socks"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandelyn, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My loner baby hatched yesterday... I set 9 eggs, tossed 8 on day 7, clear as clear could be. I quickly set 4 more from any hen BUT the hen I was trying to hatch from... Rooster must not like her. But they're a week out... 2 on the 27th, one for the 29th, one was a dud. There's chicks in the eggs, I candled them last night.

    "Socks" appears to be a nice little single comb cross of D'Anver x OE, being 3/4 OE Game. With the size of his little day old comb, I have to say boy.

    His name is Socks because he cried and cried before he was dry enough to come out... so I talked to him and wrapped him in a sock which made him quiet down. He's still in his sock sitting on the desk... I can't stand the sound of lost babies! So he'll be my pocket pet until another hatches, then I'll carry them both for a couple days to get them bonded then they go into the brooder. Tomorrow he'll spend some time in the brooder to learn about eating and drinking.

    I think he's out of my Buff colored pullet, her eggs look like Prissy's eggs so it may have been accidently set. This one is a lot lighter than the others I hatched last time.

    ETA: Look at those white feet! Yup, That's Lil'Bit's baby, the last chicken I wanted babies from! geeze.

    So here's Socks, the accident chick and lone hatcher...

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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  2. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! [​IMG] He's adorable!

    Congrats!

    Sorry about your other 8 eggs. [​IMG]
     
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] he is SOOOOO CUTE!!!! those poor poor early birds. the first one out is always so lonely. how adorable! i'm glad he found a friend in you, and in the sock!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Way too much cuteness!
     
  5. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww, I like him! I hope mine hatch today!
     
  6. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's SOOOOOOOO cute![​IMG]
     
  7. miss.eggonomics

    miss.eggonomics Out Of The Brooder

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    he is the cutest thing i have ever seen! i cannot wait until mine hatch! i so badly want the runt out of the batch!
     
  8. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet baby! I hope he gets a pal soon. [​IMG]
     
  9. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other eggs are still cooking, so I should have 3 more, 2 on the 27t, 1 on the 29th. I checked for movement this evening and they're still going.
     
  10. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute!
    [​IMG] You can hatch out a friend for him.
     

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