Hello everyone. I am new to BYC.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by swing123706, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. swing123706

    swing123706 Chirping

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    Hello everyone I am a newbie to BYC. I really wanted to share with the world of our surprise newcomers! We thought a fox got one of our two of our Australorp hens. Nope! She turned up today with a brood of 13 chicks! We can't find her nesting spot so we don't know out of how eggs. We soooo thrilled she is alive and completely surprised by the new additions.
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

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    Congratulations!!! [​IMG]

    Broody hens returning with babies is such a cool surprise!!!
     
  3. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

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    Once when it was time to close the hens in for the night I noticed that my buff orpington wasn't in the coop so I searched all over our yard and in the end found her in the neighbor's garage broody on a couple of eggs she had layed (probably a few days ago).[​IMG]
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  5. swing123706

    swing123706 Chirping

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    It is definately a neat surprise. Seems half are yellow balls of fluff and the rest black balls. Is that usual in an Orpington Rooster and Australorp hen cross?
     
  6. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster

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    How fun! I'm glad it turned out so well
     
  7. redstarfather

    redstarfather In the Brooder

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    Congrats! ive never had experience with broody hens, since i dont have a rooster. but i hope i will experience the joy that you have had.
     
  8. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    Welcome from KY! [​IMG]That would depend on the colors of the hen and rooster.
     
  9. swing123706

    swing123706 Chirping

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    The Rooster is a Buff Orpington and the hen is a black Australorp
     
  10. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Songster

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    Hello from Missouri...!![​IMG]
    I think that can happen.Any other roos around?
    Mine when its my BO hen and black roo turn out black but yours is mixed so maybe less black genes than my BBS black orp roo.
     

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