It's a girl!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cavendish Chickens, May 22, 2010.

  1. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, we incubated 6 eggs. 2 Orpington, 2 Mille Fluer, and 2 Sussex. Only 1 hatched and it was an adorable little girl Sussex. [​IMG] She is the sweetest little thing. [​IMG] I named her Precious. She LOVES to be held. When I put my hand in her box, no matter the reason, she jumps right into my hand and sits there to be held. When we put her back down in her box, she chirps like crazy wanting picked back up. Can you hold a newly hatched chick too much? She is a day old. Just hatched yesterday. I didn't handle her until today. She has a healthy chirp and is eating and drinking wonderfully. Since she is the only one that hatched and the rest failed, we felt bad about her being alone, so we went to get her a "litter mate". Turned out the only Sussex's available turn a month old Monday. We got a male. My mom really wants a rooster. So, we have the whole get them used to each other first thing to deal with, along with having to tame him. He's been talked to, but not handled. So we have our work cut out with him. [​IMG] We are going to let my mom name him since she wanted him. Right now she is in ICU in the hospital. She had a heart attack last week, but is on the road to recovery. Can't wait to have her home. I do have one question tonight....

    How the heck do you post pictures on here? lol I'd like to post pics of the babies. Thanks!
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Cavendish Chickens

    Cavendish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ginbart. There's our new little girl on the day she hatched. Will update with another picture of her and the boy we just got too when I can. She is SO cute!
     
  5. PaintedDreams

    PaintedDreams Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey I have been trying to figure out how to sex my chicks. What method did you use to find out she was a girl. Any help would be appreciated. I have (5) 1 week olds, and 12 eggs in the incubator. I only want to keep hens as we had a near disaster with 2 roos earlier this year. Thanks.
     

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