Disturbed nesting hen

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Re: Disturbed nesting hen

Post by MrQuail » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:02 pm

Here's Mum and a couple of the 7 babies :)
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Re: Disturbed nesting hen

Post by Marigold » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:17 am

They are so beautiful! I didn't realise she was white. What colour is the dad?
Doesn't she look proud of herself?
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Re: Disturbed nesting hen

Post by MrQuail » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:16 pm

Mum is silver (we did have a white female originally a while ago but a daring escape went wrong and ended up in a cats jaws). Here's a photo of the proud parents. Babies are growing fast considering they only hatched on Friday. All appear healthy and well. Feeding and drinking lots so very happy with progress....Never imagined we would have 7 babies hatch.
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Re: Disturbed nesting hen

Post by Marigold » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:28 am

Oh yes I can see she's silver now. Dad looks very proud in this lovely family picture as well. He's a handsome fellow isn't he?

Are all the chicks yellow at the moment? My all-yellow coturnix chicks all went white when they got adult plumage, but the ones you can see in the first pic look mixed colours so it will be interesting to see how they change. Do keep the pics coming, please!
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Re: Disturbed nesting hen

Post by MrQuail » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:26 pm

Ive just got back from work and been down to put some more feed in and it appears that a couple are begins to shed the yellow fuzz and grow their feathers although far too early for me to see a colour yet. 4 of the babies are yellow, 2 are dark with yellow stripes (the classic bumblebee look) and 1 is yellow with orange/ginger stripes. I will defo add more photos as they progress :)
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