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Trooper, the single hatchling

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by BoereMeisie, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. BoereMeisie

    BoereMeisie Cape Town Farm Girl

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    I am starting this thread as a fun project to post daily pics of my newly hatched Rhode Island Red chick, Trooper. He/she was the only chick to hatch in my homemade incubator out of 22 eggs originally set. He also hatched late, after 23 days... Comments are very welcome - this is purely for fun [​IMG] My aim is to post a pic every day as Trooper grows, and later we can have a guess at "Roo or hen".


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    This is Trooper fresh out of the egg on 30 September at 13:42 (South African time)


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    About an hour after hatching

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    Today at midday (South African time) One day old.

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    Also today at midday. My attempt at amateur photography. Trooper would have none of it...[​IMG]
     
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  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Your little trooper is cute. He/she will become really attached to you as an only chicken and cry," peep, peep peep" when you leave the room I bet.
     
  3. BoereMeisie

    BoereMeisie Cape Town Farm Girl

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    I dreaded that "Peep! Peep!", having experience with some orphan chicks I've raised. However, Trooper is surprisingly quiet. When I come to the brooder to spend some time with him (going to say "him" since it's annoying to have to type him/her or he/she all the time), he's happy to see me but when I put him back, he happily settles and nods off... My broody hen's eggs are due to hatch around 7/8 October, then I will steal one so he won't be lonely but for now he seems very content...
     
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  4. BoereMeisie

    BoereMeisie Cape Town Farm Girl

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    Trooper on his "outing" today... (2 days old)
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    And browsing BYC...
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  5. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    You and Trooper will become experts at the chicken photo shoot.
     
  6. BoereMeisie

    BoereMeisie Cape Town Farm Girl

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    Lol that's true
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  7. Britannia

    Britannia New Egg

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    So Sweet!
     
  8. BoereMeisie

    BoereMeisie Cape Town Farm Girl

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    Thanks Britannia, and [​IMG]
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    My first pet/house chicken was a RIR my mother purchased from a feed store. I kept the hen for 10 years until she finally succumbed to old age. She was an awesome pet. Your pictures remind me of her.

    You'll have fun for sure!
     
  10. BoereMeisie

    BoereMeisie Cape Town Farm Girl

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    I am having an issue with my internet connection and will continue posting pics soon... I am still taking them! (for some reason I can post text, but as soon as I try to upload a picture, I get an error message) [​IMG]
     
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