newly hatched chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenCat, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave up trying to break my broody BOs. And set eggs under them. 2 within a day of each other. Hatching started Friday, last one hatched yesterday. Out of 20 eggs only 10 hatched. The first chicks hatched took up with momma #2. She now has all 10. Momma #1 that hatched the first ones is still sitting on 5 eggs (which I am going to remove tonight). Here's pics of the proud daddys and Pearl with her 10.
    Stubby - Black Astralorp
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    Rocky - buff Orpington
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    Pearl and the chickies
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    Babies in the starter feed.
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  2. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! [​IMG]

    They are so adorable [​IMG]
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Congrats!
    Nice looking' daddies!
    Adorable babies with Momma.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    VERY CUTE!!! [​IMG]

    Just thought I'd let you know that the yellow chicks are Buff Orp purebreds. The black coloring is very dominant. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'm sure the 2 yellow chicks are BO purebreds. And several of the Black astralorps are easy to see. However, there are 3 that are crossbred, they have chipmunk coloring on their faces. (And please don't tell me that my little old english bantam rooster is the daddy![​IMG]) But i noticed on what I had assumed to be purebred BAs that their legs are black and yellow. doesn't matter to me. I had intentions of crossing the BO with the BA, that's why I got the BOs this year. I think will be a good cross for our needs. But these chicks are adorable and seem to be very hearty.
     
  6. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are SUPER cute and everyone seems so healthy! Your BO rooster is gorgeous [​IMG]
     

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