YEH! Ist chick hatched today from my 2nd Broody Silkie Hen!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ALLcoopedUP, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. ALLcoopedUP

    ALLcoopedUP Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] YEH! New silkie chick hatched today from 2nd broody hen - 20th June 2010 [​IMG]
    She's got 10 eggs under her, so fingers crossed. [​IMG]
    (forgot how tiny they were when new born [​IMG] ....pics & videos soon!)

    I just went out to see how she was doing as they were expected to hatch yesterday or today. I whistled and the chick answered so I gently felt under her wing and there it was - the cutest little yellow fuzzy butt. [​IMG]
    I praised my hen for being such a clever girl and left her to it!

    3 chicks and counting (original 2 hatched 20th April , so 2 months old now - visit my page and see my photos and videos)
    I just love my silkies - they are such natural incubators! [​IMG]
     
  2. FF

    FF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I have always wanted a silkie. Good job to the both of you.
     
  3. ALLcoopedUP

    ALLcoopedUP Out Of The Brooder

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    I more chick hatched this afternoon. [​IMG]
    2 new chicks out and 9 eggs still to go........ [​IMG]
    Have photos and video links on my page.

    Surpirsed the mother hen let me take it out from under her as she's nervous and doesn't like being handled. I made it real quick, took some photos and a quick video clip and then put it straight back in the nest.

    Chick pictured on its own is the 2nd, probably only a hour or two out of the shell. Really tiny, thumb sized and very wobbly. Cute. [​IMG]

    First chick snuggled up with mother hen (second is just to the right but not really visible in the photo).

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  4. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the pic of mama and chick. Good Job [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. mlove

    mlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute. Congrats!
     
  6. ALLcoopedUP

    ALLcoopedUP Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] 7 silkie chicks hatched now! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    1 egg pipped
    3 more eggs under broody hen [​IMG]
    ........they're hatching quicker than I can update my profile..... [​IMG] ....population explosion in the coop! DH panicking [​IMG]
    I GOT HANDFULS OF FUZZY BUTTS! [​IMG]
    (new VIDEOS - links on my page)
     
  7. ALLcoopedUP

    ALLcoopedUP Out Of The Brooder

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    8 very cute little silkie chicks now...3 eggs still under broody hen.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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