My first hatchlings

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Portia, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Speckled Sussex has been in her nest box for 23 days, after day 2 I put all the eggs I collected underneath her...just for fun. She has been very diligent, taking a bit of time off the nest each day to relieve herself and forage a bit. She has also been more than happy to eat a bit of food each day that I set into the next box. Last night I heard a peep, and lo....a chick! This morning there were 2 more and 2 pips. At this point there are 5 chicks and another pipping egg. [​IMG]
    The roo is a SLW, and the hens are SLW, SS, BA, BR and Welsummer. Should be some interesting chicks. I already identified one as a BR mix, a BA mix, a SLW and an SS or Welsummer mix. More to come as they hatch out.
    Here she is with a few of the offspring.
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    Anyone need some chicks??
     
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
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    omg too cute! She is beautiful!
     
  3. Sammysmom

    Sammysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!![​IMG] Hey, if I lived closer I sure would take some chicks!! They are adorable!![​IMG]
     
  4. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh your hen is soo pretty! I want a Speckled Sussex![​IMG] Congrats on your new babies!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    Very cute!
     
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
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    Congrats [​IMG]

    Momma hen and her babies are to cute [​IMG]
     
  7. pettpaintings

    pettpaintings Out Of The Brooder

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    Well done To your hen! if I lived nearby I would have a couple of chicks as my poor little broody has only hatched one chick that is fading fast:(
     
  8. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww Pett, That is what I anticipated from this, being her first brood ever; she's only just 6 months old. Still, I'm not surprised because we candled them at a week & 2 weeks and saw some development. This morning there's a Welsummer X hatching out. Mamma sussex was helping it along by picking at the shell and nuzzling its little beak. So cute. I wish you luck on your little peep, sorry to hear s/he is fading :aww
     
  9. pettpaintings

    pettpaintings Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww thank you for your concern I'm glad your momma hen has had better luck than mine she looks so content with her little chicks
    I got some advice from the kind folks on here and now have a little bit of hope for my solitary chick.
    I so want my hen to have a reward for all that hard work.
     
  10. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated pics of the 'kids' that continue to hatch out; and proud Mamma Sussex.
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