Should I buy eggs or wait it out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okallthis4eggs, May 25, 2012.

  1. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

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    she refused to take a nap this afternoon, or even have quiet time, so she's crashed hard now... at suppertime. she'll wake up at 7:30 or so, and be up til 11...[​IMG] I'll ask her what color egg she would lay when she gets up... betcha it's Pink!
     
  2. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something has gone terribly wrong........
     
  3. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delawares are white. What are these black chicks?
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  4. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going to check my ebay order. I have more pictures to post. First I need to solve this mystery.
     
  5. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Message from Ebay seller: "Yes sir I will be glad to split the order and instead of sending you 12 Heritage Delaware hatching eggs I will send you 6 Heritage Delaware and 6 Heritage Barred Rock hatching eggs" Please tell me I didn't read that right......[​IMG] and who changed the order? WTH
     
  6. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to help raise them. Hope you are not too mad.
     
  7. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just mad enough to pluck you and eat you for dinner tonight ROGER
     
  8. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unbelieveable.......[​IMG]
     
  9. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RK Broody hatched 7 out of 8

    OK's box of hot air hatched 3 out of 4


    The other egg is still in the bator. Watching it close. I removed the three chicks and gave them to RK Broody. She never batted a eye just took them right in. Her other egg is gone. I have no idea what happened to it. She may have pushed it out of the nest and the vultures (her roommates) ate it. So the count will be either 10 or 11 chicks depending on the one still in the incubator. We started with 12 eggs. It was like they were expecting me and the three chicks this afternoon. RK had them all out on the porch waiting when we walked in the coop. One by one I sat them on the porch while RK watched. They blended right in and there was no telling them from the others. RK went right to work teaching them how to eat and drink.
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  10. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RK has started to grow back her feathers. If you look close at the pictures you can tell. I will move her into the broody coop tomorrow with her chicks where she can happily raise her chicks and grow feathers. I will post pictures from time to time to show her progress as well as the chicks. Glad her broody period is over and she can get back normal enjoying what a hen loves best eating and raising baby chicks.
     

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