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dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Too Young to be Broody?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2009, 01:47:20 pm »
Its such an exciting time isn't it!! just make sure the crows cant get them! ( I lost 3) and dont worry if they dont all hatch at the same time, I gave up on 2 eggs 3 days after hatching, when I opened them to see what had happend they were alive, but obviously didnt survive cos I interfered!! keep us posted!
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JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Too Young to be Broody?
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2009, 11:32:04 am »
It is very exciting.  Just been to check on them and there are 5 beautiful little chicks, one dead and one egg not hatched.

There are 3 black, 1 yellow and 1 yellow with some dark brown markings.  Very cute and chirping lots  :)

I'll try and get a picture of them later. 

I'm busy getting the holiday cottage finished today, we have our first guests tomorrow....so excitement all round.

Back to curtain making for me now!
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dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Too Young to be Broody?
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2009, 10:02:15 am »
They sound lovely! congratulations ;D

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Too Young to be Broody?
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2009, 10:31:09 am »
Thank you Dixie  :)

Still one unhatched egg.  I'll leave it until tomorrow.

Mum and chicks are all out in the run this morning enjoying the sunshine. 
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JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Too Young to be Broody?
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2009, 06:18:27 pm »
Not being very good with a camera I only managed to get 3 of the chicks for a picture.....you can just see another one behine mum! lol

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Lizt

  • Joined Jan 2008
Re: Too Young to be Broody?
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2009, 07:24:17 pm »
Brilliant!
Let us know how many hatch! My first broody is due to start hatching her eggs next Weds - a first for me too!
Good luck!
Lizt

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Too Young to be Broody?
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2009, 09:08:08 pm »
Had 7 eggs.  6 hatched, 1 died the other egg didn't grow.  5 lovely, happy and healthy chicks.

Good luck with yours Lizt, let us know how you get on.
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