My first baby chicks :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GotGame, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got two fluffy babies from our sitting hen last night, and have two that are half way out already....that leaves only one egg [​IMG]....
     
  2. awhitfield627

    awhitfield627 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. tinabrat1

    tinabrat1 Out Of The Brooder

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    we need pics!
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I agree, pics!
     
  5. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got the four in the brooder now, will let them all get fuzzy before I take pics...the hen that was sitting is a crossbeak, she always kept the weight on ok but I see it was a mistake to let her set these eggs. I tried to break her up for two weeks before I finally caved in and gave her eggs, so she has been sitting for 5 weeks [​IMG]. I am new to all this but I feel bad anyway. There is one egg left under her, I am getting the incubator to the right temp, and this afternoon I am gonna take that egg (unlikely to hatch) adn put it in the bator, and put her in her own pen, put her on some chick feed see if I can get a little weight on her....any advice on best way to get weight on a hen thats been setting?
     
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chick starter/grower sounds about right to me. Congratz on your new fuzzy family! [​IMG]
     
  7. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also give her some scratch.
     

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