Delawares are SO awesome!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Urbanfarmerkc, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched a bunch of Delaware chicks last week and they already are developing pin feathers on their wings. Some almost have the entire wing covered. I am always amazed at how quickly these little birds feather out. Anyway, Delawares rank really high on the most awesome chicken breed ever at least in my book. [​IMG]

    Dave

    Here are some pics. Remember they hatched last weekend. Pretty awesome stuff!! LOL (I know truly I've become a chicken geek. [​IMG]

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree! And they are completely fearless and in your face, too! Love my Dels.

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  3. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey, They are pecking and holding onto skin at this point. Too funny...
     
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Let me tell you my little Del story. I only have one Del. She's a doll baby and one day I hope to have more of them.

    I guess she didn't like what coop and run I put her into. I had put her in a coop & run where there is an EE roo and about 5 older hens of various breeds. The older hens weren't very nice to her. How she got out of her run, I don't know but the next day I found her in with strictly EE's. She's decided that she would rather live with the EE's than live with the older cackling hens! So I left her there. Love love love her!

    Laurie
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are a "mouthy" bunch of chicks, that is true. They explore with their beaks and are into everything. I've never seen a breed more smart and active than the Delawares.
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Cyn,
    THOSE are your grandkids! [​IMG]
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    You are gonna love those chicks, Dave! They are just the greatest!
     
  8. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    So you all need to join the new Delaware club! Kathy is one of our recruiters!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Isaac, look! Your grandkids! [​IMG] Ike's progeny continues....
     
  10. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Glad to perpetuate the line. My hatching project is to create a good rooster for my endeavor to develop the perfect Delaware. LOL Lofty goal I know. One of my chicks was a twin. Lost one but the other hatched fine (with a little help).
     

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