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More Orpingtons - 100% hatch!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MissPrissy, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    This was in the bator this morning. They must have started hatching last night as I didn't check the bator again yesterday after 3pm.

    9 bbs and 2 red's babies.

    [​IMG]

    Mosby is a potently fertile boy. [​IMG]
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    oh! gorgeous! congratulations!

    they are so sweet and lovable.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    Congrats on the new babies! It was funny when I took a quick glance at the pic, I said to myself "those aren't chickens!" LOL Nice keets too! [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    The keets hatched last week. I figured the keets would teach them to eat and drink the next couple days before I move them all out.

    I never get tired of hatching but I do get tired of brooding. LOL
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    I know what you mean. I am so relieved to finally have all of my brooders empty. Now my nurseries..that's another story. lol

    I just noticed the red one (and the buff one). That red one looks like papa, huh? I can't wait to see it grow. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  6. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    Congrats Miss Prissy!
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    Well, Jody, I have a question I need to ask Tim. LOL

    All of the chicks that hatch that look like Red did as a chick are cockerals. I am wondering if I am seeing a sex link trait?

    I'll be photographing some of his other chicks so you all can see the mix of colors.

    The girls I hatched from your eggs are 18+ weeks old.

    I just moved them all into Red's pen. He has a harem and I am waiting for eggs.
     
  8. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Great job. I'm waiting now for the post office to deliver some eggs so I can get my 'bater going. How my luck is as good as yours.
     
  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 9 Years

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    Wow, MisPrissy! [​IMG] That's great! [​IMG]
    Those are such adorable little fuzzies!!! [​IMG] Sooo cute!
    100% Hatch?! Awesome! [​IMG]

    Congrats on your cute little fuzzies and good luck! I'm awaiting for my first egg to start piping(it's day 20 for me) [​IMG]
     
  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 9 Years

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    and awesome job! Did you use the homemade cooler bator?
     

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