New Chicks! PICS!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by theOEGBman, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Well,

    She started with 12 eggs and hatched 5! A couple more were fertile, but the chicks were dead. Unfortunately, by the time I left, I could only find 4 chicks, so I think something stole one. We'll see if she can keep the rest! The puppy tried to sniff them and she went Kung-Fu on him! [​IMG]

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    Oh, here's my new Cuckoo Marans pullet!

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2008
  2. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vary cool! Hope she gets to keep the last 4!
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    is it just me... or do I see 5 chicks in those pictures...
     
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    So cute! It amazes me how much we try to do everything right and pamper and such the chicks, yet mama has them right out there in the wide open big world right away! hehe

    Broody is definitely the way to go!
     
  5. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I see 5 chicks too.

    They are adorable!
     
  6. Kaneke

    Kaneke Chillin' With My Peeps

    yep, Sissy the silver laced banty hatched out at least nine fluffies, four yellow, five dark auburn; by the time we left there were three yellow chicks (one definitely a roo) and four dark auburn chicks ... and the (grrrr) tenant hasn't emailed me this week with an update ... you never know, with free-range, what is going to happen ...
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yup, five chicks! Pretty Marans hen, J.
     
  8. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really hope you are right, Asher! I haven't hatched chicks before, and I plan to let Penny Hen do it for me this spring. [​IMG]
     
  9. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    These pics were taken BEFORE the chick went missing. Sorry I didnt clarify.

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone! Cindy, that's what I was telling my cousin. He told me he wanted to take the chicks and keep them in his room. I told him that no one is going to do a better job of caring for them than she is!
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Airmom ~ I truly believe that. It amazes me how much quicker and better my hen raised chicks thrived than if they were in a big brooder under a light. Don't get me wrong, there's a time and a place, but I think mama raised is easier for us (definitely) and gives the chickens a better start. Just my opinion, of course and I know that isn't always possible.
     

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