They are three weeks old!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Cetawin, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    My first hatching experience gave me 8 little fuzzybutts to dust up the house. I had 4 eggs from speckledhen hatch and 4 of my EE mutts. So without further adieu' here are the babies....


    From speckledhen's eggs, 2 delaware and 2 Orps

    Blue Orp Suede baby who is unnamed and we suspect to be a she.

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    Splash Orp Suede baby who is also unnamed but we suspect to be male.

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    My Delaware named Cannonball. We suspect this one to be a she. Cannonball got the name because when hatching, the baby pushed so hard that it flew out of the shell and across the incubator in a ball. We were hoping this one would be our Delaware roo but alas, we are accusing this one of being a her.

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    The other Delaware baby named Fattie. Fattie found the name because it was a butterball of a chick (still is) and it eats constantly...it even sleeps in the food dish. We are accusing Fattie of being a male.

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    Then there are the 4 EE mutts...I can only identify two of the mothers at this time. One being a BA and the other being my splash cochin. However, the baby did not get the fuzzy feet [​IMG]


    EE #1 - unknown mom

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    EE #2 unknown mom

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    EE #3 BA mom

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    EE #4 splash Cochin mom

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    On a side note, Fattie scared the daylights out of me a couple days ago. they spend the warm days outside in the tractor and Fattie was gasping sort of and suddenly sat down and dropped his head to the ground and was trying to catch its breath. Needless to say, I freaked out and grabbed him up and being alone, panic overwhelmed, I am talking to the baby and blowing in its beak and nostrils...while trying to figure out what to do.

    I get little ones beak opened and see a small piece of pine bedding stuck in its throat. So now I am trying to figure out how to get my fingers in this tiny mouth to grab it...out of a 12 Cu ft bad of pine shavings, leave it to a mouthy delaware to find the only small piece to try to swallow.

    So, I am running through the house looking for something to use, blowing in the baby's mouth and talking to it... "Don't you dare die on me, Cyn will have a fit" "I will have a fit" "Are you listening to me? Breath dang you" and then I see the hemostats. So I am holding baby in my left hand, prying its beak open with my pinky finger which is making baby extremely ticked off and then I grab it with the hemostats and gently pull it out. this thing was about an inch and a half long! So, I have now given my first CPR to a chick. [​IMG]

    Fattie was up and running around in about 2 minutes and immediately outside trying to get into something else. [​IMG]
     
  2. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    They are all so beautiful. i especially love that first one!

    Edited to say i just read your verbiage. Wow, what a scary thing to have happen. Glad you were able to get that shaving out and save his little life.
     
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  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Whew me too. Scared the snot out of me for sure!
     
  4. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm just darned glad you happened to be there when he needed you!! Whew! That was a close one. Love all the pictures too! [​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    aww! cute! [​IMG]
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Quote:Me too! They get their pictures taken everyday. [​IMG]


    Quote:Thank you, I think so too but am very partial!
     
  7. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

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    I can't believe how big they've gotten!! Fattie is huge! Glad he's ok.
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Cute!!!!
     
  9. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Quote:They are spoiled rotten! Fattie is huge indeed. That splash is another big baby. He (we think) is gonna be a big one for sure.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They look awesome! And so does Cheyenne-she is one beautiful girl! I think we are right on the assessments of the sex on these babies. You got your blue baby!
     

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