My new momma!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by akpeeps, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, about 3 1/2 wks ago my only lavender Orpington pullet, Vivian, disappears. I'm thinking the fox we've had problems with earlier in the summer was back and now I'm on a mission...the fox WILL die. [​IMG]
    For the next week or so, everytime the chickens fussed about something I'm running outside with the shotgun. Then one evening, I catch a glimpse of Vivian with the other hens...or so I thought at the time. I go out and can't find her. Did I just her ghost? [​IMG] This goes on for a few more days...I think I see her but can't find her when I go out to look.
    Now I'm sure I'm going crazy and she's haunting me, but go out and search every nook and cranny that a chicken could be on 4 acres. No Vivian....until.... one morning I'm getting a cup of coffee and see the girls at the feeder. Wait! I see 3 gray butts! (I have 2 blue Orp hens too) It is Vivian! [​IMG] I go out and check just to make sure. Yep! She's there! I keep a close eye on her and follow her to her hide out. Of course, it's where I've looked a couple of times before. [​IMG] and lo and behold...12 eggs. Why didn't I see them before? [​IMG] She buried them. It's been in the 30's at night so
    I collected her and the eggs and brought them inside and put them in a kennel in my laundry room. I candled them and all but two were more than half way along and I just couldn't throw them out. A little over a week later....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Viviane is VERY proud of herself! She'll be a year old next week
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    Final count: 10
    6 black split and 4 lavenders
     
  2. heatherkh

    heatherkh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW way to go Vivian! What beautiful lavendar and black babies you have!!
     
  3. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    They are adorable! Congrats! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay go vian is she bantam
     
  5. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No, just petite [​IMG] All of the birds out of her hatch were small and she's not quite a year old yet
     
  6. AllyRodrigues

    AllyRodrigues Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Adorable!!!
     
  7. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's proud poppa, Bert the Conquerer. Black split Orp

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    what a great story with a happy ending. Go mama, what a great broody. That sly rascal. Beautiful family - you really struck gold.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    AKpeeps ps my gosh you can have Ibizan hounds in your climate.? Do you make oloar jacket for them with hoods? I bet they huddle with the keeshond and the pyrenees
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    What a great ending! Such cute fuzzy butts! [​IMG]
     

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