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#26 2011-11-21 03:30:32

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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What a great weekend! It was sunny and 70F today.

So many cool chicken traits that I'm learning (recognizing - not learning! :P ), from the backwards scoot then squat and poop to the rise and strrrrrretch that leg and flex the new wing feathers - it looks like their wings are growing over a 1/4" per day!

They were so close to coming out of the blue tub that I moved them to my new brooder that's wider, taller and twice as long. After about two or three minutes of looking around in amazement, they were off to the far corners pecking and scratching at everything.
I mean really scratching, like 'I'm gonna dig a hole right here' kind of scratching. One even took a dustbath in the fresh shavings!

When I checked them a few minutes ago, they were lined up like a covey of quail in the edge of the arc of the heat lamp bulb.

Happy chickies...

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#27 2011-11-21 04:19:22

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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70F I simply can't imagine temperatures so warm :love: even in my home I don't think I managed to maintain those temperatures this weekend! The ultimate high was about -14 C (conversion calculator says that is about 7F) low was about -25C (-13F). The sad part is it will get colder, much colder :sad:

I am so glad you enjoyed a happy weekend getting to know your EOs! They grow and change so fast and they would have been just perfect for enjoying this weekend! You realize we will need pics again soon, right?


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

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#28 2011-11-21 04:51:45

ipf
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From: Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
Registered: 2011-08-29
Posts: 168

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14 C is not 7 F, it is 58 F.
70F is 21 C.
-25C is, indeed, -13 F.
I apologise for being such a pedant.

Last edited by ipf (2011-11-21 04:56:00)

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#29 2011-11-21 13:02:55

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
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True, but PG is  saying Minus 14 for a high.  You did better than us PG, our high was minus 18!!

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#30 2011-11-21 19:30:56

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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I think we were around 0! And the sun is shining, guess the cold'll be on it's way over here! Brrr! At least we got the chickens heated waterers set up yesterday!

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#31 2011-11-22 01:07:55

gubi
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Sunny, calm and about +5 here.


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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#32 2011-11-24 23:51:51

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Yesterday we moved the brooder outside so the babies could have some fresh air. I even set up a mirror so they could play in the late evening sun...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Dg09B4Mafi4/Ts7TGRaAdRI/AAAAAAAAAdk/7ICFag5yob4/s720/DSC_0931.JPG

They liked it so much we moved them back outside today. (they still have their heatlamp)  :EO: was the center of attention as folks started arriving for dinner.

Hangin' w/ my peeps by the water cooler...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZJ2trGUbx_w/Ts7TPCrC0qI/AAAAAAAAAd8/xJ2XeYVVvr0/s720/DSC_0934.JPG

Checking out the babycakes... who's a good chookdaddy?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QcvLo0a_0zY/Ts7TfAkJSoI/AAAAAAAAAd0/sk-GDYfTCRQ/s720/DSC_0936.JPG

Cinnamon taking a ride. This one's starting to show some willow legs. It's amazing how fast their feathers are growing - it looks like a quarter inch a day!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q4q0HVQEtzo/Ts7SqbHxLJI/AAAAAAAAAdc/sHloq5mUloY/s720/DSC_0938.JPG

Tomorrow will be sunny and 70F... looks like another day on the porch with sun on chick's backs!

Love and hugs from Maggie!  :chook: :hi: :chook:

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#33 2011-11-25 01:01:58

poplar girl
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Oh what lovely pictures :love: i can't believe how much they've grown! What kind of chick treat do you have on the stick?

Happy Thanksgiving btw!


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

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#34 2011-11-25 01:33:40

skeffling lavender farm
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Lovely!  Wait till their little shoulder feathers start to come in and the real scruffy stage starts!  What  a lovely day and gorgeous pics.  Happy Thanksgiving.

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#35 2011-11-25 03:40:05

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Beautiful little chicks.

XOX Monika

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#36 2011-11-25 13:56:52

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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poplar girl wrote:

What kind of chick treat do you have on the stick?

http://www.duncraft.com/Farmers-Helper-Baby-Cake

MPC has it for $3 more.

I found it at our local feed store ($8), and thought  - This is just the ticket for these active EO babies! They're not really feeding on it yet, but they love to keep it swinging.

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#37 2011-11-25 14:29:16

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
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Glen,

You really do take some SUPER pictures. :) Happy birds!


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#38 2011-11-25 15:35:04

ChestnutRidge
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From: Western Virginia
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Lisa wrote:

Glen,

You really do take some SUPER pictures. :) Happy birds!

Agreed!  Fantastic photographs.  They are beautiful! 
I can't wait to have some little fluffies this spring!  I'm in Augusta County, and it looks like about 2 hours from Louisa. 
Hmm.  That may come in handy down the line!

Happy Thanksgiving, and :EO: !

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