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My Best Hatch Ever!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jak2002003, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

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    This morning I went out to find my broody Japanese Bantam had hatched out all 11 of her eggs.

    The chicks are lovely... I have a mix of many different colours... and they all have the short legs required for showing this breed!!!!

    The last 2 batches that hatched out ALL had long legs and they were all the same mottled brown colour.. my least favourite colour..... I don't know how that happened, as I always use a mix of eggs from different coloured hens to put under a broody.. and I have several roosters of different colours too.

    Also, usually, each hen has a few eggs that don't hatch... I was amazed that 100 percent of this ones eggs did.

    I am very pleases, asI lost 9 out of 13 chicks to a snake and a cat. I have these new ones and their mother in a strong metal cage this time.. taking no chances.

    I will get some pics soon.

    Just so happy, had the share.
     

  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy Premium Member

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
     

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