D'Uucle chicks

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Orpy, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    Hi [​IMG] everybody and anybody who knows the future colouring of D'Uucle chicks.

    So I bought a dozen hatching eggs, 6 hatched [​IMG]

    3 yellow chicks (which I'm guessing will grow to be white birds)

    1 two toned colour

    [​IMG]

    and the other 2 are dark in colour (they are the 2 I'd like to know what they may look like as adults) Pictured below:

    [​IMG]


    I did not get a real good look at the parents as I was quite excited about buying my first lot of hatching eggs [​IMG]
     
  2. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

    12,768
    101
    308
    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    Just a guess:

    White chicks=white or self blue d'uccle
    Black w/ white chicks=def. brown red d'uccle bantam!
    2 Toned=Prolly Blue Millie Fleur

    ETA: Congrats on the hatch!
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013
  3. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you [​IMG]
    I'll be googling images of these very shortly [​IMG]

    Do you or anyone else know when I can start handling them? - they're now four days old, I often watch them and also talk to them so they "know" my voice [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

    12,768
    101
    308
    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    Handle them as often as possible, and there's no wrong time to start handling them, IMO.
     
  5. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    Ohhhh neat [​IMG] how long can I take them out of the broody box for?
     
  6. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    so I placed my chicks in a "box" and carried them inside the house (i have their brooding box set up in the garage)....I got to handle each of them for a short time as I could feel their little hearts pounding away.


    Should i only handle them near their brooding box/heat lamp? because by the time i got to the last chick, her little feet felt cold and she sneezed.
     
  7. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

    12,768
    101
    308
    Aug 28, 2012
    Planet No
    As long as you like, as long as you keep them warm. :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by