grannys gone and done it

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by granny hatchet, Mar 9, 2014.

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  1. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]Flamin' EDDIE!! He's HOT TO TROT tonight! [​IMG]
     
  2. napdognewfie

    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks. I'll do that. There are several private rescues that I support.
     
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  3. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Thanks newfie. It'd be hard not to play with them lol.
     
  4. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    Aww Mutt, that's so sweet of you :hugs
     
  5. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think that coop build and your broody had you pretty busy! Can't candle eggs 6 times a day, monitor every gram the hen eats and post on a cell phone...[​IMG]
     
  6. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Lol you may have a point there. I thought I was losing it lol.
     
  7. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    After the first couple of days momma will probably want to take them out in the run with her. They like to teach them to scratch & dust bathe asap. Plus momma is really needing to be able to do that after sitting on the eggs so long. Don't be surprised if momma looks rough for a while. They go thru a little molt after hatching. My little Silkie momma is still a little rough around the edges & hers turned 8 wks this past thursday. It will be weeks before she is laying again.
     
  8. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Thanks Lisa. She looks dirty now. Not from poop, her feathers just looks dirty. Guess they don't have much time to clean much though sitting on eggs. Hope she don't loose a bunch of feathers. Then I'll worry she can't keep the chicks warm enough.
     
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    You've did a great job of hands off recently Red & that's good. These next few days are critical. If you moved her food & water out a bit so she wouldn't poop in the nest. Don't get worried if she doesn't get up anymore. She is in the home stretch. She will be concentrating on getting the temp & humidity just perfect & you don't want to disturb her at this time. I am Sooo.... excited for you Red. Broody hatching is so much fun [​IMG]
     
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  10. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you Chicken. I wish they could all get a home for the holidays.
     
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