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northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
More babies!
« on: September 12, 2010, 09:18:28 am »
2 chicks hatched yesterday - how cute little puffy balls they are! I'm glad I left her on the eggs, must have had the weeks wrong when she started off  ::) Will put photos up once I get a chance...
I am absolutly puzzled with the colour range we are getting from the same parents. All mothers are either Lohmann Browns or some kind of Isa and dad is a dark brown Lohmann or similar. How come our first chick was and stayed white with a very few grey speck on her head and the new arrivals are one yellow (which I gather is going to be brown) and one black with a white bib??? :chook: :chook: :&>

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: More babies!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2010, 10:30:27 am »
here it comes  ;D

BlueDaisy

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Grow your own - veg and chooks!
Re: More babies!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2010, 10:36:06 am »
 ;D Awww, how cute! ;D

bloomer

  • Global Moderator
  • Joined Aug 2010
  • leslie, fife
  • i have chickens, sheep and opinions!!!
Re: More babies!
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 10:39:00 am »
dont show my wife!!!

she already wants to know if we can have our next chickens from chicks!!!

apparently it would be good for the kids to see them grow up!!!!

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: More babies!
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 10:41:39 am »
it's great for that, bloomer  ;D
once you get hooked there is no escape  ;D ;D
although I resisted having more ducklings this year, no space  ;) :chook: :&>

jameslindsay

  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: More babies!
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 10:47:18 am »
Well done Kerstin, you that didn't really fancy keeping chooks??? :)

faith0504

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • take it easy and chill
    • blaemuir cottage
Re: More babies!
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2010, 11:21:15 am »
oh bless they are so cute

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: More babies!
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 11:37:03 am »
all your fault, James, by gifting us your old hen house  ;D ;D
 :chook: :&>

Samantha

  • Joined Jul 2010
  • Bristol
    • Merry Meet
Re: More babies!
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 11:49:55 am »
Oh thats just the cutest thing ever! ...

bloomer you should definately consider having chicks... they dont take that long to grow and you will find yourself watching them grow with avid interest.

We plan on rearing from chicks for our table birds and I can't wait :)

Sam

sheardale

  • Joined Apr 2009
  • Dollar, Clacks, Scotland
Re: More babies!
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 02:18:33 pm »
Chicks are lovely.

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: More babies!
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 06:40:14 pm »
they're very cute... let us know how they turn out - we've a few who feather out totally different to what you expect!
Little Blue

scotelf

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • West Lothian
Re: More babies!
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 12:29:21 pm »
aww, real cute, I wonder if they'll keep their colouring?
Lynn :)

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Fife
    • North Fife Blog
Re: More babies!
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2010, 07:33:58 am »
here's big sis with one of the mums, having a dance.

http://north-fife.blogspot.com/2010/09/mother-offspring.html

 

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