Look who greeted me today! MD

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Serendipity, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Serendipity

    Serendipity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was cleaning out the chicken coop today and I heard a familiar "peep" coming from our broody Silkie hen. We have never hatched out chicks from under broody hens and so this is our first! What an exciting moment to see this cutie peeping out from under her mom - or her surrogate mom!
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    Hatching out eggs in an incubator is rewarding - but there is nothing so adorable or heartwarming as seeing a chick peep out from under a broody hen! [​IMG]
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Awww! I've never hatched in an incubator but I had my first chick hatch under a broody a few weeks ago and it was just as wonderful as you described it.

    Congrats.
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
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    That is precious!! Congrats on your peeps!!
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Cool! Congrats!
     
  5. Serendipity

    Serendipity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Chirpy... it is truly a wonderous sight!

    Here's another picture of our little one:

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  6. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, so cute!!!
     
  7. Serendipity

    Serendipity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the well wishes and kind comments everyone.
     
  8. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    What a cutie! And your hen is GORGEOUS! Congrats [​IMG]
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    OMGOSH! Looks JUST Like the one I had here! CUTE! I want it! LOL LUKE are you seeing this??? LOL
     
  10. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup just saw it and isnt that cute...looks like the one have in my basement except mine is black.
     

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