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Silkies hatching !

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Forest_Nymph, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics a lil blury but this is the first one to hatch this evening on day 21.
    Wasn't expecting them til tomorrow at the earliest!
    Another egg has pipped when I looked under the hen. I've set up a brooding pen here in my 'puter room and have been waiting for this event.
    Both the cat and the dog are sitting nearby and listening to all the chirping. (Hopefully out of just curiosity) They'll be watched very carefully...

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    Just wanted to share my joy!
    Can't wait til this is over....Won't sleep tonight for sure! lol

    Sylvia
     
  2. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS![​IMG]
     
  3. DrumStick

    DrumStick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] THE CONGRATS SONG [​IMG]

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  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    [​IMG] How sweet and what a good mama! [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aaawww!!!
     
  6. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    So precious, just like having a baby without the pain!
     
  7. Chick-N-Law

    Chick-N-Law Out Of The Brooder

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    Hearing about all these fuzzy babies being born gives me chick envy. Please keep sharing the pics.
     
  8. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its 9am and the third of four eggs is half out of the shell.
    Had to make a quick trip in the storm to get chick starter this morning, since the firstborn was nibbling on the shavings in the nest...

    pics coming soon...

    Sylvia [​IMG]
     
  9. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE:

    100% hatch!

    all 4 eggs hatched and they're all gray/blue silkies.

    Surrogate mom is a white silkie...and donated eggs came from a blue silkie who is currently sitting on 2 other eggs of her own and due to hatch next week.

    I'M SO EXCITED!
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    AAAWW! Thats sweet ForestNymph. [​IMG] Whats with the avatar? cute
     

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