Trader Joes & Other Grocery Store Egg Hatching Club - Are you a Member

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by GardeNerd, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    My poor birds are about 6 weeks now and their brooder is getting small, so I took them all out to clean their cage and propped them up around the living room where they all watched me, contentedly, LOL. They really are sweet! [​IMG] When I was finished, I picked each one up and placed them back in their brooder without fuss. Maybe because I just filled their feeder and they were hungry? I don't know. I just hope they stay this sweet when they grow up!

    Ms. Henny Penny
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    She likes to eat my hair... LOL
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012
  2. alexthechicken

    alexthechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    alright everyone! round 2 on tj eggs! all 12 in the hovabator
     
  3. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yaaaay, I'm so glad you're trying again! You did let them get to room temperature first, right? They'll get too much condensation otherwise, not good, and might be too drastic a change in temp too fast??

    Hope all goes well this time!!!

    I really love my birds, it's going to be hard to "get rid of" the boys :( They're so cute and sweet!
     
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  4. alexthechicken

    alexthechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup i let them sit overnight and they felt right. These better hatch!!
     
  5. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bet they will! All of mine were fertile, just one didn't make it, and one I crushed [​IMG]
     
  6. alexthechicken

    alexthechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope so. White leghorns are what come out right? Are they good egg layers?
     
  7. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    The best egg layers! And if you handle them a lot, they can be very sweet. They are shy and jumpy and energetic by nature, but, like mine are still in the brooder waiting for me to finish their coop, they're 6 weeks old yesterday, and what I do is open the coop up, and let them fly out and they'll perch somewhere in the room, I clean, and let them hang out where they land for a while, they mostly sit there and watch me, then when I have to go, I go around and pick them up and put them back in their brooder. They never fuss or try to fly away. At most, they'll flap their wings, I think for balance on my hand/arm. I think it's awesome how they can fly! They're really sweet and people say they're one of the smartest birds. They seem nice and curious and it doesn't take them long to try out something new to eat, etc... Just wish I was finished with their coop!

    BTW, I almost died laughing, today I heard one of my roos crow for the first time [​IMG] It was just out of the blue and SO CUTE!
     
  8. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    Crowing at six weeks?!! Yes, those leghorns are easy/early to sex.....
     
  9. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very easy to sex! We could tell by 2 weeks, 3 weeks for certain, LOL
     
  10. tlcmama

    tlcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah! cant wait to watch the progress. the two we have left out of the six that hatched just graduated to the big girl coop. mom is SO protective [​IMG]
     

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