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#1 2012-07-27 14:02:43

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
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Next batch...

So after I collected CR's eggs, two more BA hens had gone broody - so I stuck  10 BA eggs under one, 10 EO x JG under the other, and what EO eggs I had at the time into the bator. Both times I wanted the bator running in case the BA hens had problems. They didn't. The BAs make wonderful moms.  I had them in wire dog crates, (side by side) the day after they hatched the chicks started intermingling thru the wire. Ack :shock:.  The broody mamas started sharing the same crate. So many black chicks. The EOs hatched in the bator...  The coon came and took one of the broody mamas right out of the crate at sundown ( 1/2 hour before dark!) My son and I got the coon by 10 pm.  :excited:

We built a safe pen for the remaining BA hen and the black chicks - plus put them in a plastic crate the coons couldn't reach into...  two nights later I carried 15 EO chicks out under cover of darkness. I stuck them in the crate with her and the others... they were mildly concerned to say the least! "What IS that big black thing that keeps dragging us around?!" Broody Mamma kept raking them under her wings while they were making worried peeps. By the next morning everyone was getting along famously.


They've grown a lot since then...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-WikVHGDQdIo/UBKVKl_A7NI/AAAAAAAACHM/RT4A_LpKbJ0/s512/DSC_0495%2520%25282%2529.JPG

yup... segregation...  :huh:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dPAaVvkAFrg/UBKVL--lYlI/AAAAAAAACHE/3thhPgi4SpU/s720/DSC_0422%2520%25282%2529.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0jeMFEZ7zvE/UBKVH0yAh8I/AAAAAAAACG0/OaAVxlRCW7Q/s720/DSC_0415%2520%25282%2529.JPG

So this pen has 9 barred blacks (EO x JG), 5 BA, 15 EO

There's more... :shock:

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#2 2012-07-27 18:33:53

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: Next batch...

OMG she is going to be one busy Mamma hen, look at all those babies :shock:

I love watching Mamma hens and their chicks, truly amazing :thumbsup:

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#3 2012-07-27 19:14:02

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: Next batch...

There are  29 with her...  and they all listen!

The first broody hen went back to laying , and she was cracking the chicks on the head - so I put her back with the egg crew.

Now that made for some Nat Geo video!

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#4 2012-07-28 00:06:06

ChestnutRidge
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From: Western Virginia
Registered: 2011-07-05
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Re: Next batch...

That is amazing! What a fantastic mama.  She's a keeper for sure.  :cheer:

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#5 2012-07-28 04:12:13

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: Next batch...

What are BA and JG?  Beautiful chicks!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#6 2012-07-28 11:24:59

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Next batch...

Black Australorps and Jersey Giants.

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#7 2012-07-28 19:57:56

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
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Re: Next batch...

So wonderful. Oh I can't wait for a broody girl, but I can't wait for the first egg even more!


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

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#8 2012-08-08 16:50:51

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
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Re: Next batch...

Terrific pictures.  :happycrowd"


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#9 2012-09-27 01:28:23

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Next batch...

a few weeks later...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--S1fScPNqlQ/UGOrP4dsmmI/AAAAAAAACPg/WC7O80bOCH8/s720/DSC_0230%2520%25282%2529.JPG

these guys are still peeping!

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#10 2012-09-27 01:36:12

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Next batch...

Paula, these girls are the EOxJG cross that I'm going to put with Beau the Barred Rock... part of my frankenchicken scheme bwahahahaha!


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vSslf1redls/UGOsxUo0TxI/AAAAAAAACPo/31JrRP2uob8/s720/DSC_0234%2520%25282%2529.JPG

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#11 2012-09-27 02:00:03

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Next batch...

Wow black barred EO frankenchickens, love it.  They are pretty and paired with that handsome Beau, you should get some nice chickens :thumbsup:  I love the mixed breeds myself.

Are they friendly????

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2012-09-27 02:00:43)

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#12 2012-09-27 02:02:14

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Next batch...

I've seen frankenchickens and those ain't them! They will likely be good eating :eat: and still reap the benefits of being capable of thinking and walking though.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#13 2012-09-27 03:27:21

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Next batch...

Absolutely beautiful.  They seem to stop peeping to around 12 weeks from what we have seen,  its when our dog starts to ignore them.  That is one great Momma , I love that pic of her all stretched up supervising them.  It is a good things she is such a huge hen!  I don't think they'd all go under her now!  :whistle:

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