Awwww - Had to share (pic)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by motherbear, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. motherbear

    motherbear Out Of The Brooder

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    First time broody Keesha with her adopted EE babies. Her babies started hatching this afternoon and the feed store just happened to have gotten in these cutiepie EEs when I went in to buy chick starter. So far so good with the hatching/adoption process...
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  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Awww what an adorable pic!!
     
  3. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How sweet! that pic needs to be on a calendar or something. Send it to Backyard Poultry for their cover contest.
     
  4. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree !! Great pic !!! Send it in for pic of the week ! [​IMG]
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
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    That is a wonderful picture! [​IMG]
     
  6. john in wa

    john in wa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great picture. what kind of hen? looks like my barred rocks but the eggs i see under her are really dark like marans eggs.
     
  7. motherbear

    motherbear Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone - I took your advice and submitted for pic of the week.

    She's a Cuckoo Maran - setting on purchased Black Copper Maran and BC/Cuckoo cross eggs. Just one of the mixed babies had hatched before we had to let her be. Can't wait 'til morning to check on the rest!!

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    I'm pondering the idea of designing a glass bottomed broody box for next time [​IMG]
     
  8. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You had to say that !![​IMG].....Now how can I convince DH to help me build glass bottomed nest boxes....wait a minute....I'd have to clean them all of the time to get pics....but wait ...the pics would be great......Now I'm indesicive !!! Thanks !!![​IMG]
     
  9. hollymh

    hollymh *A Scrambled Egg*

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    AWWWW [​IMG] what a great photo!!!
     
  10. motherbear

    motherbear Out Of The Brooder

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    Update!

    4 eggs hatched 4 healthy babies. 3 to go - day 21 today. I'm starting to get discouraged on the last three - it's been 24 hours now since the first hatch - no pip yet as of this afternoon.
     

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