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New babies

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by MontyJ, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Mar 5, 2016
    Smart Red

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    Speaking of babies, my sole chick from last year -- a November pullet -- has morphed over the winter to become a cocky young rooster. I remember wishing I'd had a rooster, but this little chick didn't seem to fit the bill. Suddenly he bloomed!

    From his small size -- compared to Daddy and Grandpa, both Brahma/Australorp crosses of some sort -- I'm guessing his mother was my Easter Egger. She's the smallest hen of all my birds. I'll have to watch his 'performance' so if I do decide to eat the two older roos he is well behaved and I know he can hold his own among the bigger girls.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2016
    Ridgerunner

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    I hatched some chicks last weekend but had a pretty bad hatch. This is the first time I've ever known which hen laid which egg. I had seven from one pullet and none developed, were not fertile. I had six from another pullet and five of them hatched. I got three out of another hen's eggs. Since I wanted more I went to Orscheln's (a regional farm store) and got the last seven "panfry specials" they had left. Panfry are male full-sized chick from Cackle. I'm raising them purely for meat. So I have eight of mine and seven of theirs.

    I put them in my brooder in the coop. It's been below freezing a few mornings but they are all doing fine. I heat one end and let the other cool off as it will. They are really good at self-regulating their temperature if they have a choice.

    Here is a poor shot of the ones I hatched.

    My Chicks.JPG
     
  3. Mar 6, 2016
    Carol Dee

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    Well here they are! Grandson #1 introduced the ones in the trough as *the ones we are going to eat!* :) 012.JPG
    The assorted Wyandotte and black sex links 016.JPG
    The bonus chick, Tagged as *Mr. Fluffy Feet * By #2 grandson any one know what breed it might be? 009.JPG
    #1 Grandson snuggles chick 014.JPG
    #2 Grandson is Happy with chicks, too! 018.JPG
     

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    Ridgerunner

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    By color that is not a Salmon Favorelle. Some feather footed breeds I can think of off the top of my head are Cochin, Brahmas, and some Marans. I'm sure there are others.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Thanks, we should be able to identify it better when they feather out.
     
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    Chickie'sMomaInNH

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    i think blue Cochin. does it appear to have a single comb? what color are the feet? definitely not Faverolles since it has no sign of a beard & i don't see a 5th toe.
     
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    Nyboy

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    carol your grandkids look so happy with the chicks
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Oh they ARE ! ;)
     
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    Smart Red

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    Precious little ones with those new chicks, Carol Dee!
     
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    Carol Dee

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    They are :love
     

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