Cold babies just brought to class by a customer. Pics and mine now!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WriterofWords, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Two babies were just brought to class from one of the families we helped last year with babies from BYC eggs. The hen died during the night but the two eggs under her hatched! The both got very cold but I have them on my coffee cup warmer right now. Hopefully they make it ok. The other two hens who are broody aren't hatching yet and the lady said they tried to kill these two when she put them under them. Any suggestions? Also, anyone know what they might be?


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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    aww!..i hope they make it!...[​IMG]...
     
  3. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what they are but they sure are cute. I hope they make it ok. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    40 minutes on a coffee cup warmer and you'd never know they were almost frozen! They are doing great!
     
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    writy... that first pic is sooo adorable! glad you could save them. [​IMG]
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    They have 5 toes!
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks for doing a good job of saving them. They're lucky that you were there for them.
     
  8. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't 5 toes mean there's a Dorking in there somewhere?
     
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    What's a Dorking? I was thinking Silkie? I have no idea, but I just became owner of them. I called to let her know they are doing well but she's afraid the others will kill them so she asked me to keep them. The other 4 hens have a hatched a total of 32 babies!! I'm going over to see them this weekend and get pics. These are babies of my class from last years civic project! I'm so excited.
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  10. rileysgranny

    rileysgranny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From Wikipidia

    Characteristics:

    The Dorking has a rectangular body with very short, five-toed legs. Due to its relatively large comb it generally requires protection in cold weather. Dorkings are also well known for their versatility as a breed for both egg and meat production. It is one of the few breeds with red earlobes that produces a white-shelled egg. The skin colour beneath the feathers is white. The standard weight is 9 pounds for a cock, 8 pounds for a cockerel, 7 pounds for a hen, and 6 pounds for a pullet. Furthermore, the breed is very docile. The bird has three recognized varieties: White, Silver-gray, Cuckoo Rosecomb (rare) and Coloured.

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