Second chick is here, and mom adopted other 2 NP *pics*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WRBH, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. WRBH

    WRBH Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, so far, so good. Dove has adopted the two, week old chicks apperently with no problems. I have the deformed chick, and another that hatched out this morning sometime between 3am when we put the two adoptees under the hen, and 6 am when I went to sit and listen to make sure she was taking in the two. Once I was pretty sure all seemed well, I reached in to quickly grab up the deformed one, to my suprise I felt a new one. So snatched it up as well. With the other two being a week older think there will be less chance of problems if I keep the one newly hatched with the deformed one the same age. I have four more eggs due to hatch tommorow, 2 under another hen, 2 maybe 3 ( one egg is iffy) in an incubator. Going to hand raise the incubator eggs as well, so will try to put them with 2 I have now, wish me luck.
    Okay managed to get a few pics before my camera died (don't have any more batteries, will get some and get better pics.
    In the first pic you can see the bad left eye on the chick with the reddish face, the one in front. Eye looks smaller, and kinda squinted closed. They are in a straw hat, only thing I could think of,lol

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    Next pic can see the newest chick in front.

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    I am praying for the last 4 or 5 eggs due tommorow that they are fine, thanks for all of the kind words
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2008
  2. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    not sure if it is just me - but your pics are so jumbo sized I can only see part of the straw hat:(

    NM it corrected itself after I submitted my post!
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2008
  3. calliope

    calliope Out Of The Brooder

    I have my fingers crossed for your other chicks to be healthy and happy. Now you've got your work cut out for you with hand-raising some of them. Bless you and the little peeps!
     
  4. WRBH

    WRBH Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, if it keeps doing it not sure how to correct it. Any help would be appriciated, thanks
     

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