"Emergency Eggs" now 8 weeks old! pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ellie, May 30, 2008.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I had a cochin go broody and my rooster died so there were no fertilized eggs for her. I emailed Speckeled Hen right away and asked if she could send some eggs. Bless her heart, she got them packed and sent to me the next day. 5 days later they were under Lacy and now they are 8 weeks old.

    Hawkeye was the daddy to the BR's and Suede to the Blue Orp. Thanks to Cynthia, I have 4 girls, maybe even ending her "boy streak".

    Here they are:

    I know BR's look alike, but one has the kindest face

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    Charlotte' baby

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    Suede and Sky's Girl

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    Thanks for looking,
    Ellie
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ellie, are you sure that first one isn't Charlotte's baby? Sure looks a bit like an Ameraucana to me!
     
  3. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Well now Cyn, you just may be right. I thought I labeled them in the camera, but you do know your chickens, and these are from your flock. Unless I can see her "poofy cheeks" it is hard to tell.

    Poor Cyn, I have sent just about weekly pics of these babies to her! My first hatch, well, Lacy's first hatch. Proud chickie mama here. [​IMG]

    Ellie
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2008
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
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  5. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Cajun, they are very healthy don't I don't know how they manage to get so big because I have 8 hens who don't like to let them get to their food! I put food everywhere and there they go after the little ones every time they try to eat!! [​IMG] They do free range though.

    Elllie
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Elllie , the 3 or 4 pictures above that you posted are 8 WEEKS OLD ?

    ARE YOU SURE ? DANG , I have 4 different brreds of chicks and they are between 8 and 10 weeks old , YOURS LOOK ALOT OLDER .......
     
  7. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    I am positive they are 8 weeks old, but remember, these are close ups. If I took them farther away, they would look smaller. Make sense?

    Ellie
     

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