Day 22 - First Pips, baby and now 4 chicks with mamma hen!! Pics!!!

Catalina

Songster
12 Years
Jul 19, 2007
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Yay! I have 2 pips in the eggs under my broody hen and lots of peeping!



Of course, it's the one day this week I have to work


Hopefully, when I get home from work tonight there will be a fuzzy butt in the nest!
 
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77horses

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11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
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Wow! very eggciting! Hope you go home to a bunch of peeping healthy chicks!

have fun with them, too!
Baby chicks are sooo cute!
 

Catalina

Songster
12 Years
Jul 19, 2007
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Minnesota
All 5 eggs are pipped!
Egg #1 had a tiny hole now and I can see a little itty bitty beak.
One other egg has a hole too and I can see a little beak and some wet feathers.
They both look kind of blue!
 

Catalina

Songster
12 Years
Jul 19, 2007
1,241
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Minnesota
There are 4 babies now. One egg hasn't done anything since last night.
I thought it had pipped, but I was wrong.
Hope it hatches! It's egg #4.

Aren't they cute!


Two chicks (a black and a white) fell out of the nest this morning.
Good thing the nest is only 3 inches tall and soft!
 

Catalina

Songster
12 Years
Jul 19, 2007
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Minnesota
Wow! These chicks are restless!
They've fallen out of the nest several times.
I don't know if the last egg will have a chance to hatch before Lavender decides to leave the nest or if there's anything even inside


How long should I wait before taking the egg from her?
Today is day 20.
 

Donnadzitall

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Feb 5, 2009
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Granite Falls WA
Quote:Oh that picture is adorable! I pretty much gave my girl 24 hours and then took the rest from her...by then she had 7 and the others were fertile but farther behind hatch wise...(she laid while sitting on eggs)
Congratulations!! :)
 

OCchickens

Songster
11 Years
Jul 19, 2008
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Brea, California
Congrats on the babies! So cute! I love to see broodies with chicks.

Just for my information -- how do you manage to monitor what's going on with a broody? Does she really let you pull out the eggs & check them? Do you have to go at night?
 

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