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Rosie with chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lincolnsilkies, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my blk silkie Rosie has at least one chick under her that she hatched today i can hear chirping!!! and i seen the one earlier a cute little blue or gray one!! so when should i lift her up to see how many hatched she had 4 eggs i know the last time i candled the eggs 3 were good and one was just not doing anything she is the head hen so is it okay to to keep her and the babies in the coop i tried put her eggs and her in a kennel in the coop and she freaked out and started moving the eggs out of the kennel so i put them back where they were and she was happy again and she sure is grouchy right now which i know she is just protecting her babies but i have a couple hens that she grew up with it's like they are guarding her and the babes! Oops forgot i dont want to take her babies from her because i feel she sat on those eggs and did such a good job she deserves to keep them with her!
     
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  2. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now she has 2 under her i had to check
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I cant really help you, but congrats!! [​IMG]
     
  4. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank u!!![​IMG]
     
  5. scooby8863

    scooby8863 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's awesome!!!!! I have a black rosecomb hen that has been sitting on 10 of her eggs and I caught her off the nest today and there was 7 cute little peepers and one more almost out. This is my first broody!![​IMG]
     
  6. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first broody also!!! it's pretty exciting [​IMG]
     

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