Well.. he's made to a week old.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KDbeads, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    So we are naming him. Neo. This is the only survivor of a bator power strip disaster last week. I didn't make it in time to save the rest of the chicks and I hatched him manually. He had a huge opening where the umbilical hadn't closed yet but is doing great now. Doesn't chirp a lot like I expected for a lone chick though we are careful about holding him too much and he likes his mirror buddy and feather duster bed.
    Dad was a black silkie, mom was either an EE or an EE/Silkie mix. He's black skinned and black footed with 10 toes though the back 4 don't have good separation which is fine by me.

    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  2. mistyfeather

    mistyfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    he is absolutely amazing!! im so sorry you lost the others [​IMG] but congrats on hatching sush a handsome little guy! a little miricle!
  3. clarkai

    clarkai Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 18, 2008
    Somewhere around Lacey
    What a cutie! Good luck with him.
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    [​IMG] Congrats! [​IMG]
  5. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Reva, VA
    I smell a spoiled rotten chicken...Oh, there it is! ^
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I can't believe I'm typing this but... (s)he looks smart!

    Last edited: Nov 13, 2009
  7. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    what did you have to do to the opening??? I think that might be the case with one of my chicks
  8. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    What a sweetie- congrats on saving HER.
  9. Ashmeade

    Ashmeade Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2009
    Well he/she looks quite regal in the second picture!
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    He's so stunning! Love the last pic!

    Chickenlady, On mine that tore itself hatching, I pushed what I could back in and put a band aid over it. I kept it clean and replaced band aids as needed. It's been 3 weeks now, and you can't even tell he hurt himself.

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