I'm a MOMMY!!!!! Pic added of my new babies!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 2boxers, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of my five eggs, one has hatched (they were due St Paddy's Day)
     
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  2. Sammysmom

    Sammysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations![​IMG] Come on chickies![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I hope that the labor wasn't protracted! Now, go lay down and rest.

    Suzy

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  4. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    uh...make that of the five eggs, TWO have hatched!! Well, not yet. One has hatched and one has pipped [​IMG]

    I am too freaking eggcited!

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  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats! Umm....pictures?? You KNOW you have to post pics of new hatchlings, right? [​IMG]
     
  6. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to post pics, but I have to move the broody silkie to even see my new chickie babies. I am new to this (and she is, too, it's our first hatch!) so I don't know if moving her off the nest now is such a good idea???

    Man! I am just too tickled!
     
  7. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ***UPDATE***

    When I got up this morning, I had three little fuzzy butts under my broody! I'm beyond thrilled now. My other two eggs were wobbling, peeping, and I heard pecking in both [​IMG]

    The most amazing thing? How humid it is under my broody. It's as if she is sweating. I wondered how the humidity thing would work with a broody. Now I know.

    This forum has been a HUGE help to me, thank you to every one who has responded to my endless stupid questions!

    Pics coming later today. I am just so happy!
     
  8. OCchickens

    OCchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats![​IMG]

    Can't wait to see the pix!
     
  9. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are, having their first bits of feed. Before they discovered the feed, they all discovered the water & took turns sticking their beaks in and sneezing out water. Mommy (the silkie) showed them how it was done, but all they seemed to want to do was peck at the marbles in the waterer. They took to food right away, though, like old pros [​IMG]

    Pardon my lack of photography talent. My cheap camera doesn't help.


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  10. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
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    they are soooo cute!!! congrats!!
     

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