My chicks from the last week

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Katy, May 18, 2008.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    These are the chicks that have hatched in the last week. I think there's 28 total in the brooder. One got smooshed in the hatcher, another was weak from the beginning and died and there's one that is developing cross beak that I'll have to cull I'm sure.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Pretty babies! [​IMG]

    I had one get smooshed in the hatcher too. [​IMG] Never happend before, didn't know something like that would.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've never had it happen either. I think this one got flipped on his back and couldn't get back over from the looks of him.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Mine was face down, like maybe he was smothered. [​IMG] At least it was just the one. [​IMG] You've got a pretty good mix in there, are they from your own flock?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Some are from mine and others are shipped eggs.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nice bunch, Katy. I've had a weird start to my year with some firsts I'd rather not have had, either. Guess if you have chickens long enough, you'll experience just about everything.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Thanks Cyn....and yes, if you have them long enough there's all sorts of stuff that can happen.....some good, some not!!
     
  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Too cute!
     
  9. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful assortment of babies!! I like all the pretty colors. We had a Wellsummer hatch with it's head smushed in on one side and out on the other. It looked and acted weird but has mostly evened out and is doing okay now.
     

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