The Holiday brood

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Portia, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures of my broody with the chicks that she hatched out on Thanksgiving eve/Thanksgiving. Today I did the first real count when I moved the whole lot along with mama out of the nest box to give it some fresh straw & DE....so there are 6 and 4 more unhatched eggs that I'll leave there a few more days (I didn't put them all under her on the same day, so it is possible to get another chick or two).
    Dad is a Salmon Favorelle and there from eggs of my SLW, BR, BA, SS and Welsummer...the sixth is a BA mix.

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    It'll be interesting to see how their coloring develops.
    I have some 12 weekers from a SLW roo and the SLW x BA mix look exactly like BAs with a rose comb, the Welsummer x SLW mix has more SLW characteristics, and then there is a SLW x SLW pullet
    Here's a couple pics of the 6 12-week old chicks...make that 13 weeks, its Friday!

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  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    awww, mama looks so proud !! And the babies are so cute !!

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  3. urbanhatch

    urbanhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are mine hatched November 21st. Crested Bearded Silkies. Just nice fluff balls:

     
  4. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOVE seeing the chicks with mama. Mine hatched Thanksgiving. This was my 1st time ever hatching eggs. Here is my chick and mama

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    I am sooooo proud! My pics are gonna be all over BYC!
     
  5. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Congrats to all the new mamas and babies! What beautiful little families!
     
  6. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new babies all are so sweet..I got 6 eggs yet tohatch..haven't lost any as of yet..Congrats again guys and gals.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. faithnfeathers

    faithnfeathers New Egg

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    Oh those babies are so cute.. nice set up for them too.. [​IMG]
     
  8. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my everyone, what cuties!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Love those top knots on the silkies, they remind me of majorettes.
    Mary, what kind of hen is that?
     
  9. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mama Welsummer has moved her brood down to the floor of the coop beneath the nesting boxes so her kids can run around and everyone can eat. She's pretty weak, so I've been trying to give her plenty of selection to boost her nutrient intake. Here she is showing the kids some of the delicacies.

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    Then she noticed me looking at her and holding up that silver flashy thing
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    After awhile they all decided to take a nap. Notice the little feet sticking out beneath her breast [​IMG]
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    A handsome picture of the proud father
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  10. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Portia! My mama is a Japanese Bantam and she hatched out Americanna chicks!
     

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