WOO HOO - My first split to lavender chicks - Pics added

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pips&peeps, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    After I sent the kids off to school this morning I checked the incubator and I have two little black chicks in there out of one of my lavender cockerels!!!

    A third is cheeping. I am so excited!!!
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's great, Jean! Crossing fingers for a great hatch!
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I've only got a few eggs in there as my gals basically went on strike two months ago...... I've only made four sales since September on eggs and chicks.

    I am getting around 4-6 eggs a day out of around 100 pullets and hens. We had a very hard molt this year and my new facility does not have electricity, so no artificial lights.

    I am hoping to have lavender babies by late summer/fall. [​IMG]
     
  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Congrats Jean, that is very exciting.
     
  5. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Post some pictures when you can! [​IMG]
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Ok, here are two pictures. They are not fully fluffed yet.

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    And here is my new kitty, Tiki, getting lessons on how to take care of the "babies".

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    He had to be reminded that they were not for brunch! [​IMG]
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Aww, they're adorable! [​IMG] Congrats Jean! [​IMG] [​IMG] Are you working on lav LF Ameraucana?

    Jody
     
  8. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Jean they are super cute. Soon you'll have tons of lavender Ameraucanas running around [​IMG]
     
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Jean,
    Yippy! Congrats on your spilt babies. They look great! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    So cute!!!! Congratulations!!
     

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