We've got our peeps-- thank you Howlingwoodsfarm! ( pic heavy )

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NurseNettie, May 19, 2008.

  1. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While we're anxiously waiting to see if any of our black australorp eggs hatch after receiving battered eggs through the mail ( 3 more days on that!) we met up with Heather and Troy aka Howlingwoodsfarm, and got 12 peeps today!! The rooster is a barred rock. The hens are white leghorns, brown leghorns, barred rocks, dominique, black australorps, blue laced Red wyandottes and easter eggers, so they'll be mixed breeds. We've got 10 black ones, 2 white. They are adorable. [​IMG] We got them home safe and sound through a whopper of a thunderstorm (with more hail than I've ever seen), and they're eating, drinking and sleeping down in the brooder we have set up for them in the den.
    I've got a few pics now and will post more as they grow- for input on breed/sexing from all of you eggsperts!
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    General view of the group.
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    You can see the one on the right with some food in his beak--"action" shot!
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    One of the white peeps!
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    Ahhhh..... sleepy time!
     
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  2. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are sooooo cute!! [​IMG]
     
  3. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WillsMama-- thanks. They're all cute, aren't they? Doesn't matter whose they are, what types-- they're all angel babies!!!
     
  4. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOO HOO!! They are so cute! The eggs in my incubator are from HowlingWoodsFarm! We are on day 19 and should be hatching any time soon! (we have 1 with a crack).

    The babies are too cute! Hope mine are too!

    Louella
     
  5. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grindlefamily-- be sure to post pics when they hatch!!!!!
     
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    they are soooooo cute!
     
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Much cuteness! Congrats!
     
  8. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the congrats!!
    They're all doing well this morning-- I'm thrilled to wake up and see they're just fine ( I worried all night- being new at this and all!)
    We're at day 19 as far as the hatch goes. Crossing my fingers on that one, but no real hopes after their transit experience!!! One never knows tho-- I could get a surprise [​IMG]
     
  9. Sahara

    Sahara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute chicks! We have all been new to the experience at one time or another and learned alot from it and you will too. It is fulfilling raising chicks.
     
  10. CathyB

    CathyB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! They are cuties!
     

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