My broody has chicks! Pics! Yay!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chellester, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    I posted this thread here about a month ago about how one of my silkies went broody and I decided to buy her some hatching eggs to set on even though I already have WAY too many chickens:

    I promised pics when they hatched, and they have hatched, so here's the pics!

    Betty, the new momma, with two of the chicks sticking their heads out from under her:

    Lifting Betty up to get a better shot of the chicks:

    Closeup of one of the chicks:

    These are Golden Laced Wyandottes I bought from Leon Trading Company on eBay. Out of the 9 eggs I've ordered, I had 2 yolkers (non-starters), 1 quitter, and 6 hatchers, so roughly a 66% hatch rate. That is an excellent hatch rate for shipped eggs! I'm very pleased (and so is Betty!) [​IMG]
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Oh how sweet - what a good mommy, letting you lift her up like that!

  3. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Awww they are so cute and what a good mom Betty is. [​IMG]
  4. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    They're beautiful and so is Betty!!!
  5. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    sooooooooooooooooooooo cute
  6. SunChick

    SunChick Songster

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bel Air, Maryland
    What a great hatch rate! I have Leon Valley eggs right now and we are due to hatch Nov 22nd from the bator. I am crossing my fingers!
  7. congrats on the hatch rate, the babies are soooo sweet. I like your hen too she's very pretty.
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    How cute!!! My Leon Valley eggs (4) are all 100% , on day 12. Knock on wood!
  9. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Very nice chell, We KNOW you are very proud! [​IMG]
  10. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Oh they are so cute Congrats on the new babies.

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