Nothing worse than having a lonely only.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ChooksChick, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I hatched a pair of Quechuas on Saturday, and am heartily regretting having only set 3 eggs. I took them outside and had one disappear during the day. No clues at all what happened, but there's a new cat in the 'hood, so chances are that my laxity on the door being open on the banty shanty was the cause.

    At any rate, until Monday, I have a lonely only who is just SOOOOOO busy and needy. I'm just being driven batty.

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  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Oh thats so sad. I am so sorry. [​IMG] That happend to my friend but it was with her chicken.
     
  3. Avalon1984

    Avalon1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is too bad! I had the same thought when I placed some "questionable" eggs in the incubator. They had been getting cold so just to be sure I put in the 8 and then added 4 good ones from my mixed flock. Good luck with your egg!
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry about your loss [​IMG]
    What did you hatch?
    I looked it up and here is what i found so i am a bit confused [​IMG]
    Quechua is the name of a people of the central Andes of South America and their languages
    So did you hatch out people from eggs?[​IMG]
    JK
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That stinks! A good reminder to keep the hatching numbers high.
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:Ha! You can do a search on here: it's a breed that was from SA and a few of us have them around here. They are a bit like a light bodied Ameraucana, and have variable features. The Ameraucana supposedly CAME from this type of bird and was distilled into a refined set of characteristics.

    Mine are winter-faced, with VERY dark skin and legs, generally a blue and buff combination, with heterozygous pea combs or some variation thereof.

    She'll settle down once friends hatch...I usually have 6 or 7 incubators going, but have been trying o be good. [​IMG]
     
  7. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha it will be more tame when its full grown. watch some tv with it [​IMG]
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Ha! You can do a search on here: it's a breed that was from SA and a few of us have them around here. They are a bit like a light bodied Ameraucana, and have variable features. The Ameraucana supposedly CAME from this type of bird and was distilled into a refined set of characteristics.

    Mine are winter-faced, with VERY dark skin and legs, generally a blue and buff combination, with heterozygous pea combs or some variation thereof.

    She'll settle down once friends hatch...I usually have 6 or 7 incubators going, but have been trying o be good. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the info i figured it musta been something rare or new.

    Do you have any photos of them as chicks and then grown up? would love to see them [​IMG]
     
  9. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Quote:X 2 [​IMG]
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quechua are the origin of today's Easter Egger, basically.


    [​IMG] I know how ya feel. I've got a Blue Partridge Brahma pullet out there who was my lonely only for about a week when she was the only one who hatched out of a batch of 8 eggs. . . . [​IMG] That was one NEEDY noisy attention-seeking mommy deprived sleep-stealing chick! [​IMG] It was sooo friendly and I was basically mommy, but, it got quite annoying after a while because if I ever left it be to go do something, it would scream its brains out, and if I ever walk by it always knows, and goes running/flying for any exit to get to me. Honestly typing about it, I miss it, but I still remember that after a while that chick wouldn't let me do anything without it nestled into me.


    She's a big girl now. Not laying yet but she's probably more than 7 lbs in weight.
     
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