No pictures, but plesent surprise

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by eggcited2, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Songster

    Jul 8, 2010
    My hubby was outside putting together the several smaller chicken shelters and he called for me to come outside right away.

    I went out and he took me over the run with the bantam cochins. What a surprise to see two babies! [​IMG]

    I knew two of the hens were setting on eggs, but had heard it was rare for cochins to actually hatch. (was told by several people that because of the feathers, cochins don't usually have fertile eggs). I did not expect to ever have any babies, but I am tickled pink there are some. [​IMG]

    She is still setting on two more eggs and when I checked the other house/shelter they use, the other hen has three eggs.

    These are the mille fleur cochin bantam group that I got from a person on here. I have been thrilled with them and so has everyone who has seen them. Now I have some babies from them. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011

  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Congrats!! [​IMG]
  3. ShelterGirl

    ShelterGirl Chirping

    Apr 3, 2011
    That's awesome! Congrats on the babies- and hey, maybe there are more? [​IMG]
  4. fluffandpuffchicks

    fluffandpuffchicks In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2011
    One day I walk outside-normal rite? Of course people go in their yard but do they always find a chicken that flew the coop? I walked around the yard to find the bush moving. I took a double take! My California White was sitting in a Robin's nest! It was quite the surprise:yiipchick:lol:

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