Lookee what we found! (PICS!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ang, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Black Minorcas that free range because they don't like to be penned. These chickens were given to me in 2008 during the Mississippi River flood by my son's friend. They were flooded out and had no place for their flock. Anyway, I have had these girls for a couple years. We rarely find their eggs even though I am quite sure they are laying. This weekend my son called to say that one of those hens has a chick. I tell him to catch them and put them in the brooder room so the cats don't get them. He calls back to say that they got them caught but also found another chick and 15 eggs in a nest in the haymow. He moved the other chick and the eggs in with the hen. She is still on the eggs and the chicks are absolutely adorable! I am pretty sure that the dad is our red and white EE rooster.

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    And she is a great mom! My daughter tried to pick up a chick and the hen attacked her. Drew blood and everything!

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  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Wow, she looks serious and obviously means business. sorry for your daughter, but glad for your little babies that they have a spunky mom....Congrats on your peepers.
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Love that second picture - looks like the chick is saying "just try and touch me - just try it"
     
  4. pkw

    pkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations [​IMG]
     
  5. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the chicks, hoping you hatch more. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Quote:Uh huh indeed it is saying that. LOL

    Cute chicks, great mama I feel bad for your DD though...poor girl.
     
  7. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Second pic is the best so cute;)
    to me they all seem to be from the rir rooster.
     
  8. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are absolutely adorable! That second pic is priceless and certainly is taunting you. LOL!
     
  9. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG -- irresistable!
     
  10. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We do have a RIR but he is in a different pen. Cherokee, the EE rooster, is always with my Minorcas. So he's still my guess for the daddy. Time will tell I suppose.
     

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