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  1. danand

    danand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]. Current Mille count for today is 7!!! I'm just so proud!! I was so tickled with raising the babies this year but having and watching this momma do it is absolutely fascinating!!! She talks to them and shows them how to eat and stuff, it's just sooo cute!! I've grown up with tons of momma cats and dogs , sheep and goats but the interaction is just so fun!! She is still sitting on 10 eggs!! Will see if they are just there or if she is actually sitting!
     
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  2. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I now have a final tally on my 27 'Straight Run' hatchery chicks that I got this spring. The last two birds I was in denial about have started crowing and chasing my girls [​IMG]. 8 girls, 19 boys. Am I just unlucky, or does this seem like I beat the odds a bit much on this? Or should I say the odds have beaten me......[​IMG] Even with an extra boy or three thrown in for 'body heat', I would've expected to be just a bit on the low side of 50% female , definitely not on the low side of 30%. Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  3. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Oh, woe is me, my babies have moved out! :hit No more waking up to this:

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    *sigh* They grow up too fast...
     
  4. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, my, that is not nice. Yeah, I would sure hope for at least 50/50. Now what? Where you hoping for a bunch of eggs? More chickens? That's the up side, you can get more! I miss the chickies! Good luck
     
  5. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I didn't know they could crow that early. Mine was almost 12 wks when he started. Too cute! I miss my babies, too. Time flies when having fun!
     
  6. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    I got some from two different breeders for my heritage RIR. The first breeder's chicks were 3 roos and 2 girls. The secon's breeder's chicks were 4 roos and 2 girls. Now since neither of these breeders offers only female chicks, I have to think that the it was the luck of the draw. Maybe their hatches were 50/50 but the chicks they grabbed ended up being boys. Or maybe the hatches were more boys like some families have all boy children or all girl children.
     
  7. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Yeah, my previous boys have started at around 7 weeks or older. The boy in the first video started crowing at a little over 3 weeks old, though. :th

    They are so cute, but man do they every grow fast! Hard to believe just two months ago they looked like this:

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  8. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe the baby chick pics are making me sad all of mine are growing up too... But I do have two eggs in a lil incubator due to hatch in a week :)
     
  9. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh so adorable!! I hope my silkies do this!!!!
     
  10. jsummers

    jsummers Out Of The Brooder

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    I hate to ask this but our flock has just been dropping off due to something. They are all perfectly fine then one day they just drop. Pullets, roos it doesnt matter. Tonight one of my sons birds is ill that is supposed to be going to fair in a couple weeks. I fear he wont make it so i am searching for a blue copper maran roo large fowl if anyone has one. Thank u!
     

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