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#1 2013-02-04 03:37:43

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

Boom - so many chicks!

So this is yesterday's hatch... I had a few basque eggs and wanted to fire up the sportsman.
I threw in some of my BAs and mixes to keep them company. I'm starting an egg flock for a friend and for my brother in law.

You can see NPs's baby in the lower right corner, with the double head mark...
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MHs8tS0-f9A/UQ8rFzI7QHI/AAAAAAAACXQ/leGJUxqZenQ/s720/DSC_0047%2520%25282%2529.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VDVsSz3iLs8/UQ8q8eylZ6I/AAAAAAAACW4/uykRfx0vC-s/s720/DSC_0054%2520%25282%2529.JPG

Chick's eye view - so many fluffy little butts!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jIDzrfaCG5w/UQ8q8cFqPpI/AAAAAAAACW8/fXcTTvU_kn8/s720/DSC_0056%2520%25282%2529.JPG

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#2 2013-02-04 03:42:37

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

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

Never get tired of looking at baby chickies, they are adorable!!!

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#3 2013-02-04 03:50:52

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
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Re: Boom - so many chicks!

That sportsman is awesome! 40 of 47 eggs hatched on day 20, and one straggler hatched and dried today. I'm impressed. :cheer:

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#4 2013-02-04 04:01:57

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
Registered: 2012-07-09
Posts: 334

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

:jumping:  :congrats:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#5 2013-02-04 04:22:13

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
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Re: Boom - so many chicks!

Nice looking bunch! So yellow has at least one new baby. Yay! I think she will be a deer colored girl.


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

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#6 2013-02-04 12:56:28

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

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

I'm getting an egg about every other day from his pen now, he has Lucky and 3 F1 pullets from Mr Black's pen.

My cousin says Feb 10th is the magic day for when egg production ramps up around here, so I've got my fingers crossed. The next load in the sportsman is going to be a pile of basque babies!  :jumping:  :chickout:  :jumping:

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#7 2013-02-04 15:39:00

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 839

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

Those fuzzy butts are lovely... can't get enough cuteness
hmm.... a sportsman, eh?  thinking I need one of 'em  :do?:


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#8 2013-02-04 16:42:53

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

Oh thats a lot of chicky cuteness happening there MD. I love my little Brinseas but every spring I think I need a sportsman.

XOX Monika

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#9 2013-02-04 16:52:13

dahlisgrams
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From: NY
Registered: 2012-08-06
Posts: 267

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

Congratulations on the great hatch rate and new chicks, MD! :thumbsup:

That's a wonderful incubator. :hatch:

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#10 2013-02-08 01:57:26

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
Registered: 2012-02-20
Posts: 117

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

:congrats:


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#11 2013-02-08 03:45:24

mikencarol
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From: Oklahoma
Registered: 2012-08-21
Posts: 204

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

...Glad you got a great hatch.  I thought you would like that GQF.  I am glad I kept mine....I kinda overloaded my butt with that Humidaire...it is nice but who needs to hatch 800 chicken eggs at once??????:   :Crazy::Crazy: 
I have always had a 'Incubator Fetish'.  I think I own 11 incubators now and a couple hatchers but when my buddy bought a Humidaire...I got a case of "keepin up with the Jones's"........oh-well....stay warm during that storm...they say it is a bugger!!!!!!


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#12 2013-02-08 03:47:41

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

All this talk about babies and pictures makes me so want to get my incubator room ready. Hopefully I'll have some EO eggs in the bator shortly.


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#13 2013-02-08 05:35:56

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 839

Re: Boom - so many chicks!

Couldn't wait for chicks so I put some of Plucky's eggs in the bator with the Wheaten Am.  and Fr Wheatan Marans.  Forgot they were in there until I candled last night.  Her babies are quite lively in their eggs, Gubi, is their daddy an EO or a Spitz?   I guess we'll now for sure Monday!  Their mom is a smart cookie and is learning fast not to pluck herself or others.  (She hates the smokey smell of smoked pepper)  :whistle:


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#14 2013-02-08 13:56:05

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 1344
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Re: Boom - so many chicks!

Well Plucky had Big boy and a Spitz cockerel in the laying pen.  If the chicks are fat and yellow they will be pure EO's, if they are slim, silvery-yellow then the daddy is the Spitz.  Big boy is the boss of the pen but he is getting very big and a little clumsy on his feet and the Spitz is very fast.  Good to know there is hope for her.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#15 2013-02-08 21:25:48

choctawgal
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From: Washington, USA
Registered: 2011-12-13
Posts: 161
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Re: Boom - so many chicks!

Congrats, MD!!!  Thats a beautiful bunch there! :thumbsup:

All this talk of chickies and hatching has me almost regretful I got rid of my Styrofoam 'bators.  AAUUGGHH!!!  :banginghead:

I guess I'll have to make and sell a LOT of Mobius scarves, shrugs, and shawls to earn worth an Eco20!  I'm starting to get withdrawals....

Best of luck for your big EO hatch!!!
:surfing:
Jenn


Nashoba Family Farm: "Jill of many trades," service dog trainer/handler.  Owned by 2 svc dogs, 4 turkeys, 9 ducks, 1 rabbit, and manage Mother Clucker's Egg Co-op: a 75 hen, co-op owned, pastured, heritage flock.
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