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My broody has chicks! Pics! Yay!

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

  1. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

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    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:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19543

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

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

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  3. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
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    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
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    sooooooooooooooooooooo cute
     
  6. SunChick

    SunChick Songster

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    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 Premium Member 11 Years

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    How cute!!! My Leon Valley eggs (4) are all 100% , on day 12. Knock on wood!
     
  9. TxChiknRanchers

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    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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