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New chicks!

Post by Sandrine » Wed May 01, 2019 8:12 pm

https://youtu.be/n8abpPuFYr0

https://youtu.be/8JHXSU-C5U8

A couple videos of the first chick to hatch. I had eggs in the incubator but they have all been a fail. Not sure why but I think maybe the basic incubator I was using wasn't quite good enough, especially for the humidity levels. But Booboo (our black Pekin frizzle) has become broody and has been sat on a mixture of eggs (i.e. hers and the other hens). Since she has been our cockerel's favourite even though she's the smallest hen, it's no surprise that her eggs have hatched first. There were only two, and both hatched. She still has more unhatched, the other girls's eggs so there may yet be more. The only thing is that she had 6 eggs... And she still has 6 eggs!! So it would seem that she's added some freshly laid eggs to her brood! We've marked them now and will be keeping an eye, so that she gets out of this cycle properly.

I've taken the decision to remove the hatched chicks from the coop because we have an omlet coop (a caravan as i call it) and didn't to risk the chicks falling to their death. Also last year, one of the hens (the other frizzle) who never gets broody has been pretty nasty and killed 3 of the chicks. So I also wanted to avoid that.

Anyway the chicks are a cross between a black Pekin Frizzle and a New Hampshire Red.... Though at the moment they look more like their mum, complete with fine soft feathers on their feet and legs...
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Re: New chicks!

Post by Marigold » Wed May 01, 2019 9:00 pm

He (or hopefully, she) is gorgeous.
They are very lucky to have a fitted carpet in their run!
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Re: New chicks!

Post by Sandrine » Thu May 02, 2019 1:41 pm

Don't be mistaken,... It's only for a treat and a little exercise... To be fair at the moment both chicks are sleeping a lot so don't have much interest in a run lol
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Re: New chicks!

Post by Tweetypie » Thu May 02, 2019 8:02 pm

Ohhh how gorgeous and cute is that little chick, tweeting away.
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Re: New chicks!

Post by Marigold » Thu May 02, 2019 9:25 pm

Tweetypie wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Ohhh how gorgeous and cute is that little chick, tweeting away.
You sound broody, Tweetypie....
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Re: New chicks!

Post by bigyetiman » Fri May 03, 2019 11:50 am

They are lovely, love their fluffy feet. Good luck with them
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Re: New chicks!

Post by Tweetypie » Fri May 03, 2019 3:08 pm

Marigold wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Tweetypie wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Ohhh how gorgeous and cute is that little chick, tweeting away.
You sound broody, Tweetypie....
Oh no, I have a broody feelings killer, namely the OH. He said we have the most expensive eggs in the world, the amount of food, equipment and time spent on them. I'm happy just looking at Sandrine's. Like babies, the chicks dont stay cute 😁
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Re: New chicks!

Post by Hen-Gen » Fri May 03, 2019 5:49 pm

Tweetypie wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Marigold wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 9:25 pm
Tweetypie wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:02 pm
Ohhh how gorgeous and cute is that little chick, tweeting away.
You sound broody, Tweetypie....
Oh no, I have a broody feelings killer, namely the OH. He said we have the most expensive eggs in the world, the amount of food, equipment and time spent on them. I'm happy just looking at Sandrine's. Like babies, the chicks dont stay cute 😁
What you need is to keep Koala Bears
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Re: New chicks!

Post by Marigold » Fri May 03, 2019 9:32 pm

Nice, but they don't lay very well
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Re: New chicks!

Post by Sandrine » Tue May 07, 2019 11:13 pm

This conversation made me giggle!

A few more videos from this last few days...

https://youtu.be/W6Zy8RvmIT4

https://youtu.be/gsAj6fPOo1I

https://youtu.be/Ge0w71a3ZIY
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