Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jeaucamom, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    FINALLY!!!!! I have my computer back AND I have my internet back. I won't even go into the LONG and exceedingly boring details of my computer fiasco's in the middle of moving!! But just suffice it to say, for anyone who cares [​IMG], we've moved and just got my computer back 30 minutes ago!!

    But even more importantly: we have been hatching and RESCUING (story below pics) chicks like crazy. We are up to 47 babies with more due soon [​IMG]

    These are all the bigger babies. CYN!!!! Look at the splash in the middle, that is your baby!!!


    These are the smaller babies with the group of Brahmas we rescued (see below). Sorry about lighting, they are under the red light.


    And these are my first Salmon Favs. that hatched yesterday!! I got only got 4 (lost one) but I am happy! They are cute and healthy as can be. They pipped, zipped and hatched in 5-10 minutes. It was amazing. (I tried to fix coloring, but couldn't do it well.)


    And this is our CRAZY large egg. We thought for sure it was going to be a triple yolker, but only a HUGE double.


    Okay... Here is the story..... Went to local feed store to turn in 3 roos. Came home with a silver laced polish, WCB polish, a silver laced cochin, a buff orp and a MF d'uccle. No surprise there LOL!! Then we drove by another feed store with new sign out that says "Chicks here" so we stopped. Only BR and RIR in big tub but he says he has more in brooder in back. So we go back to look, and these little chicks are in a brooder and 30 out of 50 have the WORST pasted butts you have ever seen. Inch long poops stuck to them and one was even dead and ground in to the wire it had been there so long. The two teenaged boys didn't care at all. So we asked for a bowl of warm water and cleaned them the best we could over an hour and then pulled out twelve of the healthiest and bought them. Then I called animal control and turned them in. But we wound up with 4 dark Brahmas, 3 buff brahmas, 2 light brahmas (mystery chicks), 2 buff laced polish and a buff columbian d'uccle. We may go back and get some more tomorrow if they are still there. I have had nightmares the last few nights of these poor chicks in there. Well at least some of them will have a good home!!

    It feels like it's been years since we have been on and I have missed you all!!!

    We have hatched out 1 welsummer, 3 australorps, 3 blrw, 2 wheaton marans, 1 splash orp, 3 black orps, 2 EE, 4 SF and several more roos that have gone off to the feed store.

    36 chicks in my living room (plus my original 11)!!! Yeah!!! chickie heaven!!

    Edited to add: One of the black orps hatched on day 18 in the turner!! I just never would have believed it was possible!!!
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Welcome Back!!!! You have been missed!
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Welcome back!!!! Many people here missed you.
  4. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Thanks!!! [​IMG] I have needed some serious medication not being able to get on here!!!! I have missed you all so much, can't wait to get caught up on all the goings on!
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    The withdrawals are terrible. I have trouble with only one day I don't know how you managed!
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    They are all napping in the top picture!! Must be cozy and warm, how sweet. Someone else just had a dinosaur egg recently...hatch that one and see what you feed bill goes up too!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Welcome back!!! So glad you too some of those poor babies home!!! You rock [​IMG]
  8. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    so glad to see you back. When you get settled you must tell us all about your new place. Get rested up as there is a lot of reading in store for you. [​IMG]
  9. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Well it's good to see you managed to stay out of trouble ...lol.

    Julie [​IMG]
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Nice to have you back.

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