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Ebony and Jazz; best friends.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ChickenPeep, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Here's the story of Ebony and Jazz, our two favorite chickens. Ebony is a silkie D'uccle cross pullet, and Jazz is a Silver suckwing OEGB cockerel.

    October 20-21st, 9 out of 10 eggs hatched. the first one to pip was a tiny silver duckwing OEGB. The little chick pipped the egg on the 19th. We anxiously waited for the first little chick to get out!

    But it didn't. A day later, and the little baby was still stuck. The egg membrane becmae hard and yellow, and we realized that it was starting to get shrinkwrapped. the chick was oviously struggling to get out. We tried to soften the mebrane by spraying some water on it. It didn't help. By this time, 5 other chicks had allready hatched.

    We finally resorted (thanks to the help of BYC, thaks guys!) to snipping the egg a little with scissors. That woke the chick and it started a little progress!

    2 hours later, nothing had changed. We gave the egg one final big cut. We knew we were risking that possibility that even if it did hatch, it might not be strong enough to make it.
    A few minutes later, I heard a "PEEEEEEEEEPPPP!!" As fast as possible, I ran over to the incubator to see a newly hatched, slimy, tiny little brown striped yellow chick.
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    We named her Autumn. I had named nearly all of the chicks! There was:
    Autumn
    Bubba
    Ebony
    Winter
    Licorice
    Wasabi
    And 3 other chicks that weren't named yet.
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    About a week later, 8 out of 9 of the chicks appeared to be silkies, while little Autun was the only one with real feathers! The big silkies picked on little Autumn, and she didn't seem to be doing to well. We put her in a little warm box with one other chick; Ebony. Ebony seemed to be about the only chick that didn't pick on Autumn.
    v In the box with another chick; Winter.
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    A while later, we realized that Ebony wasn't a silkie. She looked like one, but her feathers were coming in, and they were regular feathers! Not only were they a beautiful pitch black, but they seemed to be the softest feathers ever!
    We found out that she was a silkie D'uccle cross.

    Skip ahead a month or two, and we realized that Autumn wasn't a girl. We renamed him Jazz.


    Now, it's the other way around. Jazz protects Ebony! Ebony is now my favorite chicken. She is the sweetest, fluffiest, softest, snuggliest bird ever! Jazz is a sweetie too. He is my family's favorite. He'll fall asleep anywhere!

    They are still great friends. They're always together. Here thay are today.

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  2. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwww....such a cute and wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing!

    They make such an adorable pair!
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Thanks!
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I added a video of Jazz crowing to the end. [​IMG]
     
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  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Awe I love the story. My 16 week old rooster is crowing. I hope it doesn't bother the people on our wrest. ( we aren't supost to have chickens) . But they love our chickens so far. My roo is bad at crowing.
     
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  6. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    willowbranchfarm, good luck! I hope people don't get annoyed. We've had to give up all our roosters so far.
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Thank you. Awe that's sad.
     
  8. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    Awww I love Ebony :love
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    That's funny you renamed him. I had to renamed mine too. It was Melanie but is know Jet wired there both J names.
     
  10. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Thanks! She's the best chicken ever! SOOOOOOOOOO SOFT!!
     

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