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chicks!! (picts!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by earthnut, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks hatched today!!! Too bad I had to work :mad: I have two white leghorns (hope at least one is a hen [​IMG]) in a LG bator.

    They were cramming themselves into one corner of the bator and cheeping quite a lot. Mostly just little peeps, but sometimes some loud cheeps! The humidity was 75% and the temperature was 96'F. Both vents were closed. One looked very healthy and was almost dry. The other was about half dry, was pasty, and walked funny. I opened the vents and they got quiet.

    Both of the chicks are dry now, but one of the chicks has feathers that are glued together, so that they lay flat on the chick's body. Evidently it's just fluffing out slowly. OK, I'll be patient. [​IMG] [​IMG] It is getting fluffier...

    According to my attempt at sexing them, the fluffy one is a male ([​IMG]) and the sticky one is a female ([​IMG]). Note to self: don't get attached to Mr. Fluffy...

    final update: Missie has stickiness, pasty butt, bloody navel, is pale, and is picked on by the totally healthy Mr. Meanie. [​IMG]

    Here's some picts!
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    [​IMG] "Mr. Fluffy"
    [​IMG] "Miss Scrawny"
    [​IMG] (Brooder)
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You need to open those vents. They need air. Other than that, I dont know. Sounds like they are trying to get away from a draft.
     
  3. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did so. They migrated to the other corner now! [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, goofy kids! What's in their little brains? As long as it's warm and they can breathe, not much else to be done, I guess.
     
  5. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have quieted down quite a bit. They are in the center of the bator, looks like they're sleeping! [​IMG]
     
  6. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    so cute
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, good, maybe opening the vents helped the airflow regulate somewhat.
     
  8. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice fluffy chicks!

    I hope they make it! [​IMG]

    Congratulations!
     
  9. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the babes isn't fluffing out! [​IMG] Some of the feathers are fluffy, but more are glued together, so that they lay flat on the chick's body. Also, it has some pasty stuff stuck to it's head, back, and vent. Help! [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just leave it alone and eventually, it will fluff out, especially after you get it in the brooder in a dry environment.
     

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