The first two are out! **PICS added

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    And holy cow are they loud!
    I brought Shorty the broody in the house last night as the temps were dropping into the single digits and my coop isn't insulated. (I may have over-reacted, but I got all nervous about little wet chicks popping out and freezing!) The brooder coop with mama hen and all is on my dining room table.
    About five AM I awoke to REALLY LOUD peeping. One baby was all the way out (and still damp) and the second was mostly out. Goodness these little guys are loud! I made up some mash for mama hen and just watched while she gobbled and hunkered over the remaining eggs and babies. Every now and then I got a glimpse of the tiny peepers. So, so cute!

    I'm so excited! It's like Christmas morning!
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  2. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!!! Lets see some pictures! [​IMG]
     
  3. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Ackk!! I'm trying to be good and leave her alone so the other babies have time to come out. It's so tempting to lift mama up so I can get some photos. Arggg!!!
    Stay tuned. I'll try for pictures as soon as the sun comes up.
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  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    :loveFirst pics!
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    These are the first two out (hatched at the crack of dawn). There's a third one in there drying off. We'll see what happens with the last four eggs.

    Aren't they just adorable?!
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Ive always thought a sheltie puppy was the cutest thing I could ever see, but I dont know, a hen with her newly hatched babies is right up there. Always makes me smile.
     
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I love that tiny chicks always seem to have a slightly disgruntled look about them. Like they're thinking "What just happened here? I was warm and cozy and then kablam! I'm out here all cold and wet... sheesh!"
    (Actually, now that I think about it, my niece had that same look on her face when I first saw her at half an hour old... hmmmm...)
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  7. BantamMom13720

    BantamMom13720 Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats on the kids! I just had three hatch this week also- isn't it great!
     
  8. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very sweet! Congrats! [​IMG]
     

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