The Evolution of Atlas: A Breeding (and Chat) Thread

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by speckledhen, May 8, 2014.

  1. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you're feeling better. Thanks for taking the time to post pictures.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thank you, I am quite a bit better, just residual effects if the medication.

    Deacon is so proud of his three girls. He mated Sammie Jo for the first time ever so I'd say eggs are forthcoming soon. She's 23 weeks old now and very red in the face.

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  3. Peanutsmomma

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    Glad to hear that you are feeling better. :)

    Thank you for the pics of those fat and sassy babies. There is nothing more precious than a fat and sassy chick.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Awwwww!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Rachel is in a state of maternal bliss. The babies are eating and drinking and everyone is doing well.

    Atlas is being adored by Druscilla, groomed to excess and he's loving that. The others seem fine with him, too, but Dru is especially enamored with the big guy.

    Deacon is exhausted. He's never had his very own girls before and tonight, he was standing there on the big wide roost like he had had the most tiring day with his three girls running him ragged. BUT, he seems very happy to have them and isn't fighting at the fence much with the bantam roosters on either side of him.

    Sammie Jo laid her first egg yesterday.
     
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  6. lularat

    lularat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like everything is going smooth now.....Rachel enjoying motherhood and the roos enjoying the company of their girls. Congratulations to Sammie Jo!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Forgot I snapped a few pictures of two of the chicks today. The others were not coming out at the time.



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  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Already hand-tamed - The Chicken Whisperer [​IMG]

    And isn't she a happy-looking mom!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I am relieved that she settled into her role so well after worrying me for a day or so. You just never know what a newbie will do. But, she's taking after her mother, Dottie, and lets me reach under her and scoop out the babies, no fear of what I'll do, trusts me and DH completely with them. Smart girl like her mama. I have no doubt she'd be fierce when she needed to be, though. When mama trusts us, usually the chicks learn to trust us quickly, too. They do take their cues from mom.
     
  10. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    The weather is frightfull today , I wonder about tonight. Its 38 with rain right now. I love the barred rocks they seem so serene. The one I have is. Do you have boy or girlly chicks. They are precious.
     

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