Some of my new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Katy, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    These are some of the welsummer and marans chicks I've hatched out since Monday (12-03-07). One has a leg issue, but seems to be getting around ok so far and another is a little slow. Please excuse the messy bottom....I'm getting ready to remove the puppy pad from over the wood shavings.

  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Gorgeous babies! Congrat's!!! [​IMG]

  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    In the third pic, the Marans chicks seems to be whispering in the other one's ear, "Hey, why does she keep doing that thing with the flashing box in her hand?"
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] maybe he's the one who kept coming up to the camera when I held it down in the box, and then jumped a foot back when the flash went off.
  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    They are adorable, Katy. I heard/read somewhere that the Welsummer pullets tend to have a pointier forehead "V". Wanna follow up on that theory for me? LOL! I want some Welsummers this spring--not sure if I will hatch or buy. Great-looking group there!
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'll have to keep track of that. Some are more defined V's than others.
  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    OOh, I'm so jealous of those adorable Welsummers!!! I will be hatching some in the Spring!! They are so beautiful!! I lost my young ones when my other chickens decided they didn't want them in the coop after they had already been there for a week???? Who knows what goes on in the minds of chicken??

    Beautiful chickies, Katy!!!

  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have 2 older welsummers that have always laid dark eggs and more consistantly than my marans. I'm looking forward to having some least I hope I get more pullets than roosters!! My hatches lately have been more roos than pullets [​IMG]
  9. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Looks like quite few Maran pullets from the color.
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yep.....the marans are from my own eggs and also from some I bought. I hope you're right on the pullet thing!! I really like my marans' personalities. The 2 older welsummers that I already have aren't as friendly, but they've been very good layers. I thinking real hard about some orp eggs. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2007

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