First chick born - didn't know!! pic added

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kelebek, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok - so my husband went out to feed the free range birds this morning and our sumatra was back. She comes and goes and tears around the property like a mad bird - so she just kind of does what she wants and just creates laughter for us when she comes around as she never goes less than 60 mph or 0 mph - nothing in between.

    Well this morning she had a little tiny fluff ball with her ... WHAT!!! had no idea she was broody or even had a nest going. So hubby comes in to tell me, and when I go out she is no where to be found.

    Hehe - I just happened to catch her out of the corner of my eye and found her little chick. It is ADORABLE and the smallest thing I have ever seen! It is so stinking cute. Well when I caught it - i tried to vent sex it and I THINK that it is a little pullet. Not sure who the daddy is as I am in the processes of culling all the roosters so I have a few running around. But when i grabbed the chick, i also found the nest. there are 8 more eggs in the nest. I also found the egg shell - it seemed like it was a little wet still inside.

    So how long do I wait to see if she is going to hatch out more chicks or if the eggs are no good?

    Thank you - this is my first time for chicks!
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If it were me I would leave those eggs for at least 3 days. But is she setting on the eggs anymore?

    I have read accounts on here of people having hatches 3 days later.

    Congratulations on your new peep!

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  3. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yah - she is sitting on it and the little chick is under her also. when she got up I didn't touch the eggs or anything - but i couldn't see where any were cracked or anything either.


    Ohhhhh I sure hope that she has more than just the one hatch ... this is so cool!
     
  4. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I went outside she had the chick out and walking around. She was teaching every other animal to stay FAR away from HER baby - LOL!
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Oh how adorable!! What a good momma!
     
  6. Kristina93

    Kristina93 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh how sweet!!!
     
  7. Whimsy

    Whimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately, I think that something got her and her baby last night. Her nest is completely destroyed, a small bunch of black feathers from her, and no eggs to be seen anywhere - and can't find her or the baby [​IMG]:hit:hit
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am so sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  10. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sorry. Bare in mind that something could have gone after her and she and her baby could have gotten away. There's a slim chance they might still be hiding. [​IMG]
     

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