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Pictures of My Chick(ens)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Alycia, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I'd share. Some of these are funny. We had about 80 eggs or so incubated from 1/14 up until a few days after 1/28 (it was an emergency situation). The children are almost all grown up now, and here's their journey.

    This was a 1/17 dated egg (incubated from that day) and turns out he's a Barred Rock, Silkie Mix (he's about 9 or ten weeks old now). From this picture though, you might think he should be a broody hen lol. When he was a chick, he had a gray face and he looked old and grouchy, so whether he is a she or he, he is named Grumpy Grandpa, or Grandma lol.

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    This was another 1/17 dated egg, now he's all grown up and hanging with the big guys. Murray. On his first day out he went head to head with a grumpy chicken. He has quite the personality lol. Here he is seconds after birth. He's a little Rhode Island red mix.

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    Here's another shot of 1/14 dated chicks. Silkie mixes! All three are all grown up now

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    We recently introduced the grown-up babies to the big fellas outside last weekend, and here are some great shots, memorable.

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    ^^ Murray, the RIR mix, meeting Houdini the young Peacock for the first time. I was shocked they didn't fight, but Dini actually seems to like them.

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    ^^ Bruster the Rooster meeting a new 9 week old for the first time! They were so good to each other. I think Bruster likes her. [​IMG] Imagine the beautiful mixed chicks in the future lol.

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    ^^ A final shot of the young men and women. Their first day outdoors, out of the box, and on their own! I was surprised how well they got along with the older ones.
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dini is so pretty!
    My dad had one stuffed, but he didn't kill it. He just happened to find one that had died on the property!
    Does Dini stick around your yard?
     
  3. Alycia

    Alycia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, he does! He was penned, but escaped from everything he was given (hence his name lol Houdini) and ever since he's been free ranging. I think he thinks he's a chicken or a turkey, he pals around with the turkies.
     
  4. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    WOW! You are like the incubator queen! Great job![​IMG]
     

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