I got the call that said, "Hey babe, do we have baby chickens?" *pics*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HB&B, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. HB&B

    HB&B Out Of The Brooder

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    On my drive home from work my fiance called me. He said I hear baby chicks. I was so excited. So I came home to 2 out of 5 chicks out of their eggs. Two cute fuzzy black chicks.
    Chick #1
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    My son and Chick #2 (I think)
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    Chick #2
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    Buffy and her (2) one day old chicks
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  2. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh how adorable, keep us updated on the other ones!
     
  3. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're adorable!
     
  4. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sooo cute
     
  5. Tartannik

    Tartannik Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw bless isn't it gorgeous!!
     
  6. Kasia

    Kasia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable!
     
  7. HB&B

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    Thx everyone. I'll check on the other 3 after I get off and keep you all posted. I didn't expect them to hatch until Saturday! [​IMG] I moved mom and babies and 3 eggs into a bird cage with food and water some hay and a small cut fleece blanket so hopefully that will do the trick. Any tips for brand new chicks?!? [​IMG]
     
  8. Kasia

    Kasia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, lots of hugging, snuggling, kissing and spoiling. [​IMG]
     
  9. HB&B

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    I came home to 1 more. I move 1 mama into a bird cage type thing. with food and water for her and the chicks. I came home and there was one Brown bantam chick (newby) coming up to me in the coop it self. So it must have been from the other hen. I took little guy and put him in with my other hen Buffy and she seemed to accept him ok. I put him under her wing. It was coop up time then. The other hen didn't seem to miss it she was still sitting on 1 viable egg. I need to find another enclosure for mama to stay in with her chicks. It wouldn't be possible to put them both in the same right? Its like 2 1/2 feet wide by 1 foot deep by 1 foot tall. I'd think it'd be too small for both of them their chicks and food and water.
     
  10. Kasia

    Kasia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, it would be a pretty tight squeeze for both mamas. Maybe you could put another enclosure next to this one? One of my seramas, Cleo, has fostered so many babies. We run a bird rescue and get calls from the humane society when they get baby chicks. I would take them and stick them under Cleo and she always took to them. It was amazing. And these chicks weren't seramas, so they got bigger than her really fast.
     

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