Aw, I shall call him "Socks"

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

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Goshen, OH
    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...


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

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2008
    Strawberry fields.
    Aww! [​IMG] He's adorable!


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

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    [​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

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Way too much cuteness!
  5. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    awww, I like him! I hope mine hatch today!
  6. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    The Jersey Shore
    He's SOOOOOOOO cute![​IMG]
  7. miss.eggonomics

    miss.eggonomics Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 6, 2009
    ft. smith
    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

    Apr 20, 2007
    Benton Twp., Michigan
    Sweet baby! I hope he gets a pal soon. [​IMG]
  9. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Goshen, OH
    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

    Jul 15, 2009
    So cute!
    [​IMG] You can hatch out a friend for him.

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