My chicks are hatching!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Smartie_Pants, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Tomorrow is day 21, but when I cam home this afternoon they had pipped. The first one came out a few hours ago. Here's some pictures:


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    The mother is a white silkie hen and the father is either a barred rock, ancona, or EE. I'm pretty sure it was the ee. It has a single comb, feathered legs, and five toes. The skin isn't black though, it almost looks purple, like the black and pink mixed, but that may have been the bad lighting on my porch. Its legs are pinkish-greenish.
     
  2. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Congratulations.....it's a real cutie! [​IMG]

    Hope you find lots more!
     
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    There were only four eggs under her, and the rest have pipped and are still chirping, so I think they'll make it. Today has been busy. I was given 2 chicks that my cousin had ( someone thought it appropriate to give them away at an egg hunt [​IMG] ) and I bought 4 ducklings at Rural King when I went to get electrolyte powder for my chicks!
     

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