Baby bobwhites..oh so cute!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hinkjc, May 27, 2008.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    25 little bobwhite chicks and 2 white bobwhites. We just moved them to the brooder and I had to snap some pics cuz they're just such cutie pies. They buzz around like little bees already. lol Enjoy!

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    Jody
     
  2. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super cute! I love bobwhites but don't have much luck with them. How is your survival rate? Me and Mrs. Bird-Brain had poor survival rates on ours.
     
  3. nutmeggie

    nutmeggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute!! I want qail!!!!!
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    So cute! Beautiful looking babies there.
     
  5. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMGosh!! Something else to put on the list of "things I want but certainly don't need!!
     
  6. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Haha! Same here! [​IMG]
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Aww, thanks everyone. I love hatching the bobwhites. They seem to be the easiest thing to hatch, but I agree lots of folks have trouble with survival. I don't have too much trouble, but we have them for several years now and are pretty used to what makes them tick. They are fussy little birds and like things just their way. If everything is right, they tend to do well, but if something is slightly off they don't. This can be related to temps, feed, space, etc. I find grinding their feed for the first week or so helps them get a good start. The gamebird feeds seem too big for them to get a good fill up, so we grind it to almost dust. They really like it and it works well.

    Jody
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, it's been SOOOOOOOO long since I've seen baby bobwhites. They're adorable Jody!!! Congrats [​IMG]
     
  9. sara

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    They are cute!
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Gosh, just when I thought the hatch was over, they are still coming. There were 6 eggs left when I emptied the incubator and I heard one cheep, so I decided to let them be another day and see what happens.

    Another white just hatched and another regular bobwhite chick is working its way around the shell. [​IMG] So 2 more for sure. Guess I will hold out some hope for those last 4 eggs. [​IMG]

    Jody
     

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