Here's my INTERVENTION BOY

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by walkswithdog, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We lost power two days before my hatch was due. I lost them all but this little guy.

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    Wee, Master Ponder, standing where he was born.

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    His new buddies: Snark BO, Markham SLW (also an intervention baby), and Bishop BO.
     
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    You didn't name him Edison?
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    That stinks about the power !!! Did you give the eggs that didnt hatch some extra time ?? I'm glad you got 1 cutie at least !! Also very nice he has a few friends. They all look so happy [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave them lots more time, then carefully pipped each at the air cell to see if anything was moving. Nope. All dead. I opened every one. I wanted to see when they'd gone and they all went that night. Same yolk sack on each etc. same development. Wasn't easy but I'm in this to learn.

    I've got the boy [​IMG] I'll take it, he's a doll.

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm sure we can get you more eggs when you decide to try again. She's a cutie-I love BR babies!
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She? You think? Ponder has a bright white "bald spot" and very dark forelegs and toes. I need to take more pictures.

    We'll do more eggs [​IMG] I can do this. Practice right? Hugs.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The very dark legs is usually a pullet. The spot can be bright white, but pullets' are usually well defined on the edges, not super-splotchy. Could be a girl. Seems pretty dark, not silvery/frosty in the down.


    P.S. Yes, you can do this!
     
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  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, Ponder has no silver on the black at all, very inky, and that head spot is not splotchy. The black toes garner too much attention by the ravenous mini-dinosaurs he's in with. Little feathered Raptors at this point. [​IMG]

    Be nice if Ponder was a girl. Cool. [​IMG]

    More pics soon. Cher [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I just looked at the legs in the pic and she's dark down to the toes. I'd say pullet.
     
  10. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    Beautiful baby! And yes, practice, practice, practice, along with a good dose of luck with the power staying on too.
    Interesting about the whole dark legs thing, I never knew that!
     
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