Pics of most of my new hatchlings- okcarla and burntumber

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    First there is a group pic, I didn't take a separate pic of the Ancona, there are too many [​IMG]
    so here are the Ancona (mostly yellow with black on their backs)
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    here are the Appenzeller Spitzhauben (okcarla)
    apparently my flash scares the chicks [​IMG]
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    showgirls, top view, colors??my guess is 3 partridge, 2 white, and no idea on the last [​IMG](burntumber)
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    showgirls again
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    black ameraucana(flash scare), there is a second but it has something wrong with it's legs.
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    Here are 2 of the La Fleche, 4 others just hatched a short time ago, and 1 lone pip, these are a day younger than the others in the pics
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    Krista
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2008
  2. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing. I just know once I get my silkies settled I'm going to want showgirls. *sigh* then I'll have to build yet another coop and attach the run the one existing one, oh, woe is me, making room for more chickens! lol
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    When I first saw the showgirls I said I would NEVER get those [​IMG] . They are so ugly, they are cute. I am just going to put them in with my silkies/sizzles/frizzles, I figure I can separate them if I want pure eggs, but I really don't want that many roos [​IMG] so if anyone wanted eggs, the chicks would be interesting [​IMG]

    Krista
     
  4. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I love the little Ameraucana afraid of the flash. [​IMG]

    Dang they are adorable Krista.

    Okay. NOW how many do you have? [​IMG]

    You are the hatching diva. No doubt.[​IMG]
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Ummmm, lost count, I would have to write a list. by pen/brooder

    all 14 weeks and under [​IMG]
    9 mutts
    13 (10 ameraucana, 3 silkie)
    16 (8 frizzle, 8 silkie)
    big new brooder dh just built has [​IMG] this is where I lost count , but I will try
    9 silkie/sizzle, 2 blk ameraucana, 2 brn/red ameraucana, 4 mottled amerucana, 4 blue ameraucana (1 breeder), 2 splash ameraucana, 8 (I *think*) more blue Ameraucana, 9 Araucana(from 2 breeders). I think that's all in that one.
    New batch
    7 La Fleche, 6 Appenzeller Spitzhauben, 17 Ancona, 2 black Ameraucana, 6 showgirls.
    And the bators not empty yet [​IMG]
    A TRUE HATCHAHOLIC [​IMG]

    Krista

    OMG , I just added that up!!!! 116! Shhh, don't tell dh [​IMG]
     
  6. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    I want MORE baby chicks!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  7. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] That's alot! Good thing your dh can't count.[​IMG]

    We have 37 with a hatch of 30 to 40 going in next week and then one more hatch after that that will be FULL of BCs. [​IMG] My dh is tolerating this, but I had to do my own building. I have gotten pretty good with a hammer, skill saw and drill. I envy your nice dh. Mine is stingy. and grumpy. [​IMG]

    But my numbers are going to go down because we have a bunch of cocks (gosh, i hate writing that:lau) that need to go. I am hoping dh can drive them to the livestock auction because I can't.[​IMG]
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Ugh, know what you mean about the roos ( [​IMG] sorry couldn't do it), I have 5 wheaten/blue wheaten ameraucanas, I will be posting pics once my camera charges but I think I only have one pullet [​IMG] and I am only keeping one of the roos. I think I am taking 2 of my mutt roos to the processor(if I can find the thread of the one in Maine) cuz they are NOT nice, the other 2 are staying for now, one is too small to process and the other is very sweet so I can't cull. I can't tell with my silver ameraucana, but only one of the 3 has a muff, so I may place the other 2(if pullets) with someone that just want's pretty eggs. Out of my frizzles (8) there is only 1 (maybe 2, iffy) pullet. I need to figure out what to do with those "guys" I am going to keep 2 of my favorites for now [​IMG] . The silkies I can't figure out yet, the 3 oldest I think I have 1roo 1 pullet and the other is up in the air. Also I am going to post for the Anconas, there is waaaay too many, I only wanted a trio. The am hoping the La Fleche are pullet heavy cuz I want to sell a trio(or quad) and keep a trio. I am only keeping two showgirls (no roos). Pretty much I only am keeping trios, so some Appenzeller Spitzhauben will eventually go to. Do they have the auctions in the winter too? I will be doing major down sizing and dh will bring them for me [​IMG] , sneezing all the way, gosh I love him [​IMG] poor man spoils me [​IMG]

    Krista
     
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I am starting to prefer most of the roos being aggressive(don't feel bad culling). The two that are going to the processor bit me and my 10 yo (he helps put them away), but they said they aren't going to eat THEM, but I can take them. They will never know [​IMG] . Do you have any white layers Jen? I think you need some [​IMG]
    I can't wait to make my own olive eggers(next year), will be colorful egg collecting. We have already been talking about Easter, we are going to paint the eggs with paint brushes because they will already be so colorful, no need to dye [​IMG]
    Krista
     
  10. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I posted here for my cuckoo cocks and on craigslist, with absolutley no bites. Not one. My daughter is insistent that we get rid of our leghorn roo. He is terrorizing everyone in his coop/pen. This is highly uncharacteristic of her as she won't let anything go.......

    I will let you know about the livestock auction. I would think it is year round.

    I know what you mean about the roos. We have 2 mutts that we love. I know eventually they are going to have to go. I have too many nice Marans and Ameraucanas to keep mutt roos. And more on the way.

    I do need more white egg layers. Dang. Tempted. If I take some Anconas from you. I have to do it soon. Let me think about it. I already have a big coop with 3 sections and separate pens, PLUS a pen/mini coop for the millies (that will also be the silkie home). I have no place for the white layers....what to do. Ugh.
     

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