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Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8792655

When I got home Friday I checked the sisters, Sweet Tater and Brullee, to see if there were any babies in the shared nest and sure enough I could hear Peeping and saw two little pipped eggers. These babies werent supposed to hatch until Monday. So not knowing if these two Mamas would stay on the nest and wait for the others to hatch on time I removed the two eggs that were in progress. I figured once they hatched inside the incu they could just stay there safe and sound until the others hatched and I could sneak them back under their Mamas.

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8792659

So first you ruuuun to the house and get a light, any light, just get a warm light , and put it over the egger. Then while you hunt down an aquarium to makeshift an incu, you watch an impatient baby Serama come into the world.

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8792668

While you are still getting all the Have-to's together ...Chihuahua nursemaid "Mr. PP" Cleans and drys the baby for you!

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porkpal
Richmond, TX

September 4, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8792671

Awwww!

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8792676

IN the mean time Baby #2 begins to push out from its Shell... You run to get everything into the makeshift incu!

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8792683

OMG... Here it comes!!!!

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8792690

Ok...ok... Tear up Fluffy Feather duster and twist it into the Tiny Aquarium... put baby Serama and Egger in...Mr. PP approves so far...

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8792693

oooooooooh...and its a Silkie!!!!!!

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8792704

Stay here and get dry Babies while I run out and check for anymore early arrivals!

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8792710

Saturday afternnoon and we have another Pipper Egger! So Small Aquarium with thermometer gaging temp at 99* and set it inside 10 Gallon Aquarium , heat from little one warming the bigger one for the older two babies!

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8792718

... and its another Silkie!!! Just look at that adorable vaulted head!
After the hatch of 3rd baby Sunday Morning I checked the mamas and could hear more peepers , so I returned the babies , after I separated the mams into their own nesting box and nest flowerpot!

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8792724

Now we just wait for more Babies and the Tropical Storm that will come this way tomorrow!!!!!

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
10:14 AM

Post #8792741

Haahaaa!!! I just checked And Tater has a new Silkie, and...

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
10:16 AM

Post #8792749

...so does Brullee!!!! Now Come on Serama Babies!!!! Beat the Storm
By the way it has just now started raining !

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Larkie

Larkie
Camilla, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 4, 2011
2:51 PM

Post #8793109

Oh they are so cute.. I sure have missed babies this year.. My large chicken pen is not baby proofed.. Got a new in the making.. It will be suitable for babies next spring.. Sure have missed babies..

Larkie
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
3:33 PM

Post #8793161

that pic of the wabbly chick going over to the one still in the shell is the cutest thing
Happy to hear they are all doing well

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8793318

All Babies are still doing well! Still waiting for last eggers to hatch. Mamas have already begun taking the first ones out to eat and drink.
Illig1
Redwood City, CA

September 4, 2011
8:38 PM

Post #8793595

Adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!
SueFNH
Wentworth, NH

September 12, 2011
2:26 PM

Post #8805470

I had a hen that hatched 20 the day before the storm hit. I knew she had 3 so I had a cage on standby and was going to move her last minute because I knew the pastures and coops were going to flood. I got home from work and there were 8. Went inside to watch the radar and the police came banging on my door to tell me the river had jumped the road. A hen with 20 new fluff balls were stuffed into an empty parrot cage and spent the night in the house. Hen was madder than all get out all night and halfway through the next day until the water went out. Only 2 eggs hadn't hatched and I saw and heard no signs of life so she did well.

House sits on a small hill so I was high and dry. Goats got moved into the shed with the lawnmowers next to the house. Horses found their own high ground though I told the cop that if the water goes to a certain level I was opening the gates and calling them out. Had my own private island out here for a day.

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 13, 2011
4:41 AM

Post #8806346

You were certainly one of the lucky ones Sue! The Storms passed just north of us by about 20 miles, that was close enough!
Only one Serama baby hatched. 4 silkie babies and I lost one just this past week. So now each Mama has two babies and they are growing . Too cute for words.
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

September 13, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8807403

Awesome posts Eufaula, as usual.

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 14, 2011
8:47 AM

Post #8808025

Thank You LFJ!
Sorry to say this Guys...but Im going to be leaving DG for a while. Im just not able to support my hobbies and computer loves right now. Family, health and job issues have all piled up on me at once so I have to make good financial choices. So please!.. no one pay for my subscription renewal... I'll be back on my own again real soon I promise! Hopefully within the next couple of months. Just know I'll be lurkin and lovin each and every one of ya ! See ya all real soon! Lynn " Eufaula"
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 16, 2011
9:32 PM

Post #8811789

so sorry Eufaula. Take care of yourself and family and come back soon
porkpal
Richmond, TX

September 17, 2011
7:49 AM

Post #8812082

If you really miss us you can send us greetings on the Homesteading forum. Godspeed.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

September 17, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8812558

By for now Eufaula
titaniumRX8
Mint Hill, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
7:49 PM

Post #8812815

Home and family come first!

Come back when you can - we'll be around to catch up when you do.

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