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Surprise babies!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by greenacresinNE, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. greenacresinNE

    greenacresinNE Out Of The Brooder

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    Vito my Barn-Chicken (she will not live in the coop with the rest of the chickens) goes broody just about every other month so I ignored it when she starting sitting on some eggs recently. But, this time she must have fraternized with the Salmon Favorelle rooster when I wasn't looking, because she had 7 fluffy chicks hatch yesterday! I am pretty sure the Dad is the Salmon Favorelle, all of the chicks have feather legs. Vito is a Sicilian. PICTURES!
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  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    AWWWW, i wish my sicilian would hatch some chicks. Your mama hen is so beautiful!!!
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy cow! I never tire of seeing Mama hen with her babes. Thank you so much for sharing.[​IMG]
     
  4. greenacresinNE

    greenacresinNE Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, she's my favorite! She is one tough little bird too! You should have heard her growl when I scooped her and the chicks up to put them in a cage (I was afraid the ram would step on the babies in the barn, he is a clumsy oaf). She has managed to thrive in the barn with all the big animals all by herself for over a year.
     
  5. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! We had 7 surprise hatches starting Aug 20th! LOL From our girls and one roo down at our "Green Mile" coop. Out of the lot, I'm only positive about who one's mother is... it's got feathered feet and we only have one (in our whole flock of 40) that has feathered feet (and she's down at the GM coop too).
     
  6. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    here is my sicilian who i wish would go broody and hatch me some chicks [​IMG]
     
  7. heatherkh

    heatherkh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous bird and darling babies!!
     
  8. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2011
    San Diego
    Wow - adorable! Made my evening - thanks for sharing!
     
  9. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! They are absolutely adorable and I just love that first pic [​IMG]
     
  10. greenacresinNE

    greenacresinNE Out Of The Brooder

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    CrestedGirl, your Sicilian is beautiful! I'll keep my fingers crossed for chicks for you!
     

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