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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:01 pm    Post subject: Day Old Chicks Reply with quote

My neighbour showed me day old chicks today.

Haven't seen some for years.
In my young days all country poeple had hens.
That day is gone.
So, have a look

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also saw a very small egg that was in a nest with normal size eggs.

It's not much bigger than a crow's egg.

Anyone know why that would happen to a hen.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About one hour ago I came across more chicks on a bale of straw in a farmer's shed near me.

I think they are owls but I'm not sure.

I never saw young owls before.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are amazing...... please no more sad stories though !
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Fly wrote:
About one hour ago I came across more chicks on a bale of straw in a farmer's shed near me.

I think they are owls but I'm not sure.

I never saw young owls before.



They don't look too happy with you taking pictures of them Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A week later. I think they are Falcons.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy My day old chicks, possibly two days. I can see five so far. We put ten eggs under her.



Mammy and babies all doing well Very Happy This is my first hatch, we have had our three hens for about a year now!
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It just so happens I know a bit about chickens as well as everything else as I have two white suffolks and two Colombian black tails the reason for the smaller egg is possibly first time layers.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I now have seven baby chicks!! They are nearly two weeks old and they grow fast!!

I will try upload some pics of them. They are wonderful, I can already tell which ones are the cockerels although it will be interesting to see if I am right! They are supposed to be Phoenix bantam chicks but they all look quite different at the moment! My three girls are a silkie sussex cross, a barred rock and we think Papillon, pictured above is a wild gold buff type
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got 3 hens about 2 years ago. Best eggs ever.
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