Introducing the babies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mhardy62, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Mhardy62

    Mhardy62 In the Brooder

    I recently joined BYC, and prior to that enjoyed reading posts as a guest. I had 2 broody Sussex chooks and got them some fertile eggs for Christmas!!
    These girls did the work for over 2 weeks, and had a bit of a roster happening with the other girls. For the last few days, one of my ISA browns turned all broody!!
    She is turning out to be a great mum!!
    I'm pretty new to all this, so I am quite excited by it all!!
    I have 15 all up (plus these 2). 2 light sussex, 2 coronation sussex, 4 ISA browns and 2 Welsummers. Then there are 5 that are around 16 weeks - australorp, blue Orpington?, 2 RIR (I think one may be a roo) and gold laced Wyandotte with a crossed beak. I'm pretty sure these babies are a gold and silver laced Wyandotte. The shells were marked, but hard to read when in pieces!!
    We are in the middle of a hot spell, so trying to keep them cool is a challenge.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2014

  2. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop

    Jun 16, 2012
    Tending to my chickens
    [​IMG] Those chicks are so cute! It must have been cool to be able to see them pip through!
  3. Mhardy62

    Mhardy62 In the Brooder

    It was awesome!! I could hear the little chirps and was trying to figure where the sound was coming from, then saw the tiny hole in the egg. The gold popped out late Monday night and the second one the following morning.
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your chicks.

  5. Mhardy62

    Mhardy62 In the Brooder

    Here they are enjoying cold grapes and watermelon in our 41c/106F heat wave [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] That's right while you have a hot summer - we are freezing our tails off. There is an aussie thread "Australia, six states and one funny little island," if you want to find out what your mates are up to. I'd say you have quite a good flock thanks to your broodies.
  7. Mhardy62

    Mhardy62 In the Brooder

    Thanks, I've seen that thread. Great to share with fellow Aussies, but also nice to see what the rest of the world is up to as well. Can't imagine what it would be like dealing with snow and all that ice
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    What cutie pies!

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!

  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! The chicks are adorable, and the girls such good mothers.

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