MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. cree57i

    cree57i Songster Premium Member

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    I have a little oddity to show from the Easter Hatch along-

    This is a little guy (?) that was supposed to be a Dark Brown Leghorn...there WAS a fence hopping Swedish Flower Hen rooster on the loose when this happened. The rooster is not crested and you wouldn't thing a DBL would have any propensity towards a crest, but if you look closely you can see a little white top hat. He is a cutie pie. He acts more like a Swede than a leghorn, i.e. not insane.

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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Songster

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  3. cree57i

    cree57i Songster Premium Member

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    BTW, got Broody #12 today.

    Out of cat boxes for them to sit in. Will have to see what they come up with now! A month ago I was getting 4 dozen eggs/day. Got a dozen today.

    Thank goodness the leghorns and Silverudd Blue don't do broody! I am going to have a bunch of chicks hatch in May![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Songster Premium Member

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    I am loving my babies. I think I might have some roos lol staring to get waddles on 3 of the isabelles. Lol
     
  5. Farmer Viola

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    OE is hatched
    EE egg is zipping
    AMF egg is still just pipped
    SA egg has a new pip!
    nothing from the GM egg... [​IMG]
     
  6. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Just locked down 7 turkey eggs. I thought they were due Saturday but no, they're due Friday. Oops! About half of the are already internally pipped lol
     
  7. cree57i

    cree57i Songster Premium Member

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    I agree. One of the roosters hatch mates has a crest. It was just a big surprise to see it come out of a leghorn egg when I thought they were isolated.

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    The apparent father.


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    The expected parents.

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    The outcome.
     

  8. cree57i

    cree57i Songster Premium Member

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    I am very glad you are loving your babies. [​IMG]
     
  9. Bantambird

    Bantambird Crowing

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    lol! That's hilarious! I've had fence hopping roos before too, made some cool olive eggers. Talk about a surprise!
     
  10. banannalee

    banannalee In the Brooder

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    Sally i sent u a PM
     

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