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#1 2012-10-10 00:24:28

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-05-01
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Thanksgiving Babies

Hatched Thanksgiving Day on Riverbend Farm. 2 EO babies that are perfect! Zipper arrived during the night and got his name because he pipped, zipped and hatched all between midnight and 8 am. Talk about efficient! Melvin came along later the same day at a much more sedate pace. Pics here as promised of chicks with their rather large hairy "daddy".

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/34D02B51-0DD5-422D-B7A2-5E5D5BDCB9CA-1919-000001D374E2F7B7.jpg

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj587/riverbendfarmss/5AFA4B37-5291-4878-8D69-3E075B4DC439-1919-000001D3B418545F.jpg

Of course we fell in love all over again. They spent much of the evening riding around in my hoodie getting "imprinted", then back to the broody box next to the wood furnace for a warm cozy nap.

:love:


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#2 2012-10-10 00:37:56

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

Aw are they cute :love: and you look like a proud Daddy =D

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#3 2012-10-10 00:42:02

Maggiesdad
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

:jumping:

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#4 2012-10-10 00:48:06

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: Thanksgiving Babies

Glad Dad and babies are all doing well :) cutie pies!
I love that we have Euskal Oiloak from Nova Scotia to BC and New York to California!

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#5 2012-10-10 01:08:36

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

:excited: :congrats: That is so cool!  :hatch:  Aren't they cute!  Will they have heat other than the stove as they may get cold around 3-6 am if the wood burns down, specially just with 2 of them?

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#6 2012-10-10 01:57:39

Gemina Farm
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From: North Saanich, BC
Registered: 2012-09-30
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

Too cute! :hatch::love: thanks for sharing

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#7 2012-10-10 02:29:30

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

Very cute. I am amazed at how little heat they need early on with a broody mom. She has them out in cool weather and rain without worry, it has been 50F during some of the days and I don't see them looking for heat as often as I thought they would. I kept them at 90F for the first two weeks and broody moms actions are telling me I'm crazy, they don't need that.

Keep an eye on those first wing colors. Dark wings, girls... White/light color are boys... IMO.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#8 2012-10-10 22:14:47

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

I didn't know that about the wings. are you serious or kidding?  I don't know what IMO means


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#9 2012-10-10 22:33:30

Maggiesdad
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

IMO = in my opinion

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#10 2012-10-10 23:21:11

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

My broody box is equipped with a heat lamp but when the furnace is burning it gets too hot so I monitor it closely. If too hot I switch it off, plus the box has warm and cool spots as its quite large. They can retreat from the heat or cozy up when necessary.

I'm seeing some darker fuzz on Melvin, sort of a dusky colour. I'll take pics weekly and we can see what goes down for wing feathers once they begin to come in. I'm going to continue hatching from these adults through the winter, but will need hatching eggs from another source come spring so that I can begin my line breeding program. I dislike the idea of sibling crosses but we use what we have. No crooked toes on either of these. Both my roos have sprigs though, so we shall see what comes of that. :whistle:


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#11 2012-10-11 00:19:20

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: Thanksgiving Babies

Micah and Kiah wrote:

I didn't know that about the wings. are you serious or kidding?  I don't know what IMO means

Yes, I am serious. I have noticed this in my chicks. I want others to see if they notice the same things.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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