Mystery chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SunAngel, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I put 10 eggs under my insistent broody black Silkie 21 days ago. Checked the eggs I could see into on day 10 and got rid of 5 of them. They were random eggs I bought at the auction because most of them were gree/blue. I checked on her this morning and all 4 of the green eggs had pips. No pip in the cream colored egg yet. I brought momma and the eggs inside and about an hour later....Juno has a little baby!

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    Here is all the babies together...oddly enough they all lined up in the order they hatched...first at the top, last at the end of the line.
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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    A second chick has hatched, but its still wet yet. Looks like the first one, but the first one has a single comb and the new one has a flat EE comb. So weird lol The pips in the other 2 eggs are bigger, tan egg has no pip yet [​IMG]
     
  3. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cuuuuute!
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Congrats!! [​IMG]
     
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Thanks [​IMG]

    Found some pics of Australorp chicks, that look very similar. Hmmm wonder if its an Aus/EE mix.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Chick #3 has hatched and it is all black [​IMG] I will update the pics as soon as these guys all fluff up! One more green egg to go and still no sign of pippage from the tan egg.

    I was wrong about chick #3. It looks almost like the first 2 and #4 just hatched and looks the same too. Candled the tan egg and it was liquidified inside. Oh well, I am happy with 4 new little chicks. As long as a couple of them turn out to be pullets [​IMG]

    To make these chicks even more perplexing, 3 of the 4 have 5 toes.
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009

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