Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment

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tiptopchickendon

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Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« on: February 21, 2011, 16:35 »
My first hatch...

6 Pekin bantam eggs under 2 broody hens, and the first stuck its head out this afternoon... :).  2 more definitely on the way, 2 others not sure about and 1 egg was not fertile



« Last Edit: February 21, 2011, 16:37 by tiptopchickendon »

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2011, 16:43 »
Awwwwwww How lovely. I would love to let my 3 girls sit on a couple of eggs each at the same time but usually only 1 is broody.  They seem to take shots each.  :D  :D

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2011, 18:20 »
So cute!!!! Can I have a hold pleasssseeeeee?
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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 19:28 »
O M G
How cute
1 Hubby, 2 children, 2 Welsummers, 1 Leghorn Banty, 1 Wyandotte Banty, 1 Barnevelder, 2 Isa Brown, 1 Rhode Island, 1 Goldline,1 Maran, 2 Mottled Leghorns, 1 Leghorn cockerel & 2 Jack Russells

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011, 07:11 »
So sweet, we hatched pekins on our first "try" as well. I think they are my favourite chicks, look like little penguins. :D
It's not the years that age you, it's the weekends!!!

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tiptopchickendon

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011, 10:42 »
Another 2 arrived this morning, so took a picture while mum was off eating, drining and doing a Great Dane Poo..... :ohmy:

I Think there is one more on the way...but not sure  :wub:


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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011, 11:42 »
Cute cute cute  8)  Lucky you  :D

Broody poohs are something else aren't they  ;)  :lol:

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 14:38 »
They are so cute :)
1 Great Husband, 2 Children, 1 Grandson, 2 Allotments & Secretary, 3 Buff Orpington, 2 Friesian, 2 Barnevelder, 2 Dogs 1 Cocker Spaniel and the other X Labrador, 1 Chinchilla, 1 Cat, 2 Guinea Pigs, 2 Horse and look after 2 more, must be mad

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 18:05 »
gorgeous, wish you could guarantee girls and I would be hatching eggs!
3 dogs, 8 chickens, 4 rabbits 2 guinea pigs, 10 quail, 2 fish and a demanding daughter who has gone to uni and left me with 29 animals to care for!!=)

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 19:51 »
Well today the Mums decided they didn't want to stay in the broody in the shed, so while I was cleaning out the other girls, they took the chicks for a walk around the garden... :D Click on picture to play  :)


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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 18:41 »
Wonderful!! How do you get that to work?  Everything I have read says to keep mum and chicks away from each other?

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2011, 18:50 »
mum will protect the chicks from the others but will allow those higher up in the pecking order to put the chicks in their place (mine have never hurt the chicks).
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2011, 20:21 »
When my broodies hatched 4 babies 2 years ago, they took the babes out into the garden after a couple of days. The other girls and especially the babies dad Monty (aah my poor lovely Monty) were so very protective of them. The mums never left the little ones sides and kept them in check at all times. It was so beautiful to watch. I think that sometimes you just have to leave everything to nature.

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Re: Danger...will contain an Arghh Moment
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 19:34 »
Wonderful!! How do you get that to work?  Everything I have read says to keep mum and chicks away from each other?

Well I had 6 eggs and as both girls were broody, put 3 eggs under each.
Both girl were still in their own coop and took turns on sitting on each others clutch. When they hatched, one was born under Pearl(black one) and 2 under Pepper.
As both Pearl and Pepper were bought at the same time and have always run together, they are quite happy to share duties, although the chicks know who they think their mother is...one follows Pearl and the other 2 follow Pepper

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