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#1 2012-03-13 23:00:01

poplar girl
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New chicks here too!

And seeing as I am in Hawaii I can't take them home with me but I am enjoying them thoroughly nonetheless!

We knew we had a resident rooster the first night we got here as he crowed to greet us:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/4d274d11.jpg

We bought some birds seed for him and have been sharing our fruit and he has been enjoying our gifts. I told my DH that if we fed him well maybe he could attract some hens...Well today we discovered we sorely underestimated our solitary rooster.

Out by the garage this is what DH saw:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/041a711b.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/67bc323e.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/723f5460.jpg

The happy family:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/5805226e.jpg

But stay tuned as 7 feet up, in a box in the garage, DH also found this...and I think we hear peeping!
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/d698ae68.jpg

Our rooster has a strut to his walk for very good reason it seems.
Let's hope the mongoose are as clueless as we were....:nervous:


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#2 2012-03-13 23:17:33

Maggiesdad
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Re: New chicks here too!

That's awesome! Can't get away from chickens!!! :hatch:

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#3 2012-03-13 23:18:30

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Re: New chicks here too!

That is so cool chicks in hawaii, I new that there were chicks in Hawaii, I must now make a trip to look at chicks


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#4 2012-03-13 23:21:05

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Re: New chicks here too!

:layer:     Sweet!

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#5 2012-03-13 23:31:33

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Re: New chicks here too!

Question #1
rooster has yellow legs hen has green legs the chicks have yellow legs
They are
A a pair of pullets?
B a pair of cockerels?
C unknown as epidermis is not sex linked?
D unknown as epidermis colour doesn't show up until 1-2 months of age?


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#6 2012-03-13 23:35:20

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Re: New chicks here too!

They are beautiful, I wonder what breed they are.  Maybe a mix??

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#7 2012-03-13 23:38:52

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Re: New chicks here too!

Sorry couldn't resist!  That is very cool that you have chicks right in the garage while on Holiday in Hawaii! By the time your back home it is probably warm enough to set up the incubator even in Athabasca Alberta.  It was 16C and sunny today in Ontario today!  The forecast calls for daytime high of 15-19C every day this week.


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#8 2012-03-14 00:06:19

poplar girl
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Re: New chicks here too!

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

They are beautiful, I wonder what breed they are.  Maybe a mix??

Oh they are most decidedly a mix, a hawaii special! They are fairly tame though, not sure if that's because they were once looked after by humans (there is an empty coop in the yard) or what. When the big hurricane went through (iniki, in the 1990's I think?) lots of chickens were freed from their coop by the storm and have crossbreed with the chickens that were already roaming the islands freely.

gubi wrote:

Sorry couldn't resist!  That is very cool that you have chicks right in the garage while on Holiday in Hawaii! By the time your back home it is probably warm enough to set up the incubator even in Athabasca Alberta.  It was 16C and sunny today in Ontario today!  The forecast calls for daytime high of 15-19C every day this week.

Oh don't you know it gubi I will be firing up that incubator pretty much as soon as I get home :thumbsup: the only thing keeping me from it so far was this trip!


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#9 2012-03-14 01:09:59

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Re: New chicks here too!

:net: I love it!  We saw chooks in St Lucia when we were there, but not new chicks like that!  Yes he's been a busy boy.  I wonder if the other hen hatched hers up there?

I hope you're having a lovely trip!

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#10 2012-03-14 04:16:08

Island Girl
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Re: New chicks here too!

I hope that you are having the best time ever pg, I loved taking pictures and hanging with the chickens when we were in Hawaii last year. They are so pretty, glad you could enjoy some chooks while you are there so you won't miss home too much.

XOX Monika

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#11 2012-03-15 03:36:30

poplar girl
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Re: New chicks here too!

Sadly the chicks did not make it :( Their mom is up in the box with her sister helping sit on the remaining eggs. No chicks anywhere to be found. I did see the mongoose run through the yard.


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#12 2012-03-15 12:10:31

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Re: New chicks here too!

How sad.  I am glad that you got a chance to see them.  I hope that her Sister has a better hiding place from the mongoose.


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#13 2012-03-15 12:12:09

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Re: New chicks here too!

:shock:


grrrrrrr.......

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#14 2012-03-15 12:55:14

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Re: New chicks here too!

Aww shoot! What does a mongoose look like? Is it like a bigger weasel?

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#15 2012-03-15 18:01:52

poplar girl
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Re: New chicks here too!

I haven't successfully gotten a picture of a mongoose so far but they are definately in the weasel family. A larger light brown weasel. They were brought to Hawaii on purpose to control rats but rats are nocturnal and mongoose are out in the day so instead they eat birds. I don't think they take down grown chickens, just chicks and perhaos eat egg. Kauai is the only island that is still mongoose free...and the wild chickens on Kauai are amazing.

Letting nature take its course really does suck sometimes.


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