Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bmgjet, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. bmgjet

    bmgjet In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2012
    Thought I better say hi and make an account on here since Ill be raising my nabours chicks because he has gone away on holiday.
    He had 6 in the incubator and so far 3 have hatch and 1 more just piped this morning.

    Eggs came from his chooks
    Video of the mothers

    1 silky roo which is black/grey with flakes of gold/green on it, Has feathered legs but not toes, Has 7 toes on each leg.
    2 sikly hens which are white. 1 has 5 toes on each foot and non-feathered legs. The other has 7 toes on each foot with feathered legs and toes.
    1 polish hen which is black with white in its afro, non-feathered legs with 4 toes on each foot.

    10 days ago the non-feathered foot silky went broody so she stays in the coop 95% of the time and only leaves for 10-15mins each day to get some food and water. She has 11 eggs under her at the moment and the other hens have taken to laying there eggs in her box. She has also become alot more friendly and doesnt mind you picking her up where before hand if there was a open area and you got with in 10cm of touching her she would make a run for it. The other silky is still like that tho and you need to guide her into a corner before you can touch her.
    The roo doesnt like you to touch it either and makes a go of fight you if you try. But once you have caught him and his attempt at fighting you has failed 2-3 times he gives up and becomes friendly for the rest of the day.

    The Polish on the other hand likes people over the other chooks, If she sees a person she will run up to them and follow you booking at you until you say hi and pick her up. Only then will she go back to doing chicken things. She did have a real problem with the roo tho at first and got into a fight with him every change she got for the first 3 days. But thats changed now and the first thing both them do when they get out is mate its a funny sight letting them out because they run full speed at each other while trying to fly across the yard.. The roo is kept in its own coop which is sound and light insulated so he doesnt crow in the morning until you open the door and let him out around 10am so the other nabours dont complain.
    Other then that you dont hear anything from him till the sun starts to go down and he crows to let you know he wants to go back inside.


    Furtherist is 2 days, Yellow one is 1 day and black one is 8-12 hours old.
    Video of first interaction with them other then when I moved them out of the incubator.
    Missed the bit where I tought them to drink by wetting the end of my finger and letting them peek at it and guilding them over to the lid with water in it. Also did the same with the food but they didnt seem to intrested in that.
  2. The Howards

    The Howards Songster

    WELCOME. Man wish we had thought of sound proofing a house for our roo. He is gone now but man that would have been nice. Such cute fluffy buts too. Enjoy all the fowl love!
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  5. bmgjet

    bmgjet In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2012
    Thanks for the welcomes.
    4th one has hatched now and is grey with black sprinkles.
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on the hatchlings!
  7. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

    Jan 27, 2012
    SW Ohio
    Hello and welcome from Ohio.....so glad you joined. Beautiful chicks [​IMG]
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, bmgjet, and [​IMG]! Great to have you abaord! I wish you the best in all your poultry endeavors!!
  9. eggsnchicks

    eggsnchicks In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2012
    Hello [​IMG] from Illinois , Welcome !
  10. bmgjet

    bmgjet In the Brooder

    Dec 1, 2012
    Here is the 4th one.


    Nothing from the other 2 eggs yet but have been told they were put in a day late so ill give them 2 days to be safe.

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