New Babies

Bridgewater, ME

Took this a few minutes ago does it look like four babies to you?I don`t want to disturb her again.It looks like a little buff in behind the partridge one on the right,but I thought she only had four eggs under her and I have no buffs.

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Framingham, MA(Zone 6a)

oh! so cute! you got Christmas chicks!

Richmond, TX

Awww! Little fuzzies! I'd say four; is that another egg or just a shell?

Bridgewater, ME

Another egg

Bridgewater, ME

Other egg has not hatched but she is still sitting on it so I will leave,she will leave it if she thinks its not going to hatch.Have one new baby in the incubator to

Bridgewater, ME

Hello world,can you find me

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Richmond, TX

So far so good! What colors do you expect the rest to be?

Bridgewater, ME

These pics are form my own flock so there could be black blue splash partridge and white.The ones in my incubator and under Jadee(other broody in coop) could be any color as I purchased them.I now have two in the incubator hatched and another piped.

Bridgewater, ME

This my setup for the broodies and there babies,they both have dog crates so they have to stay in there to protect the babies but the babies walk right through the bars but come right back to mama.The hen that is on the right is the one I moved yesterday into the crate cause another hen drove her off her eggs and was sitting on them,she has hatched babies cause I seen the shells this morning when I went out,it is really cold and windy today 10 outside and 26 in coop,but mama`s know what to do and I have lots of heat lamps going.

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Bridgewater, ME

This is the one that has the three babies and still sitting on that one egg,she still keeps tucking it under her so she may know something I don`t.She is a mess on her backside where she had all that broody poop don`t know what to do about that do you have any suggetions,to cold for any water clean up

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Richmond, TX

That's a clever arrangement. I can't wait to see pictures of the new families.

Lodi, CA(Zone 9b)

So cute! I wish I had more coops for moms and babiez.. but I'm at capacity.. I don't have power to my coops either. I love silkie babiez! They are soo cute!

You will have to watch closely when they get too big to fit through, so they don't get stuck...

Bridgewater, ME

Here are my incubator babies,still one to go,not sure if it will hatch.These ones will go under Jadee tomorow,she is hatching the brothers and sisters to these,she could not cover all the eggs I had gotten so some had to go in the incubator.Kinda anxious to see how many has hatched under her but its to cold today to look,she is just the best hen she will let me pick her up and do anything with her,that happens I guess when you raise one from hatching to two months old in the house,and she was all by herself so she got held a lot.

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Precious just precious! Cant wait until I am able to start up my flock again!

Bridgewater, ME

Here is Jadee with the incubator chicks ,the other one is under her.She also has four babies of her ouwn under her and two more eggs.The black hen that has three now she has four the other egg hatched.I put marbles in the water the first couple days and decided to take them out today and the one that hatched out over night got in the water dish and could not get out,glad I was there,I put the marbles back in and they will stay for a few more days.As soon as they have all the babies out I will get some more pics.So last count I have 11 silkie babies but Jadee has two more eggs and I have 6 in the incubator.

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Bridgewater, ME

Jadee is thinking where did you two come form you wasn`t here last night,She is just the best she would take anything

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Richmond, TX

Such cute little fluff balls!

Mint Hill, NC(Zone 7b)

Awww how cute. I'm jealous...I want some silkie babies.
I got a small Brinsea incubator for Christmas so I hope to get some hatching eggs in early spring and give it a go.
I will have to try it out with a few of my current chickens eggies first just to get the hang of it. It is going to require me to do the turning and monitoring of the humidity really closely. They will be mutts probably, but they will be my hand raised boo boo babies.

Pelzer, SC(Zone 7b)

I love my Mutts :). You never know how they're going to turn out....and sometimes they change color so often I don't even remember how they started. I love trying to figure out what cross they come from, but in reality, I don't care....

Richmond, TX

And we like guessing!

Bridgewater, ME

Yes we do.

Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

sweet little babies. Congrats!!!

Bridgewater, ME

New setup for black broody,she was having spasams because the babies were getting out and would not come back when she called them,so out come the old fire place screen,this works much better for her,that is the best garage sale find ever for me,I have used that will all my broodies,the only thing I don`t like is it is to tall so I can`t reach over it to get the water or food have to move out one end.

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Bridgewater, ME

Jadee and her 7 babies

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

yes that is a great use for the fireplace screen

Mint Hill, NC(Zone 7b)

That is an awesome find/use for the fireplace screen. I'll have to file that away in the 'ol brain to watch out for something like that on sale after the season is over or watch for it in a thrift store.

Lodi, CA(Zone 9b)

After loosing a chick that got it's head stuck in the fence, I cringe when I see where chicks can get out.. cause one day, they are not gonna fit...
I'm so glad you found that screen! Great idea!!!

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

I so love silkies! After having to find homes for mine , I'm having Silkie withdrawal. I can get eggs or chicks though from my friends who adopted my babies so hopefully things will go better this coming year and I'll get to keep my new babies. Green your babies are awsome! So happy to see new chickies and new stories here!
Cat, Im thinking I'll go back to raising Mutts too! It seems as if the minute I tried to breed out any imperfections and tried for only a certain type of
Silkie....all Heck broke loose and I now have none! So this year I'll just go with what I get!.....Yep thats the plan!

Bridgewater, ME

I come in the house this morning after chores and I heard baby chick sounds,dh is watching tv and the incubator is a few feet form him and I said I hear baby chick sounds!He never heard them to engrossed in tv(thats a man for you)so I have 5 eggs in there and really did not think they would hatch.They are from my flock with a very young rooster and last monday I had to take them out of the incubator and put them in my 20.00 dollar one the holds 5 silkie eggs (very tightly)and is heated with a christmas light bulb,then the bulb blew and I didn`t know when and the eggs were a little cold and I only turned them once a day cause I didn`t want to lose the heat in there,sometimes it would go up to 101 and then most of the time it was 98.The reason I had to take them out was they and some others were in the turner and the others were ready to stop turning and go into lock down,that was last Monday,so they went back in the big icubator four days ago and was not even shore of the hatch date,but had it marked for today on the calender.So when peaple worry about opening up the incubator and humidity and all the other things I think I proved them wrong.LOL Don`t know if they will all hatch.I will try to put it under broody with chicks that are 10 days old,will make sure it knows how to eat and drink first,hope there is more than one that hatches.Well thats my story for today.

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Pelzer, SC(Zone 7b)

Congrats! Wish you were closer, one of my "missing" little hens reappeared with 5 tiny peeps, and would happily take more. I wish she hadn't done this the very coldest day of the year so far :(
Still they're cute, so hopefully she will be able to keep them warm....

Richmond, TX

Oh wow, excitement all around! Congratulations to both.

Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Yaaaaay!!!! More pix ...soon ,Green!!!! Lets have a look see at the new babies!
Cat , can you get pix of your new surprise babies? I wanna see!!!!

Bridgewater, ME

Still trying to hatch,no other pips yet

Bridgewater, ME

Finally out!it was 24 hours and no progress so I helped and he was shrink wraped.I don`t like doing that but I don`t think he would have made it otherwise.A partridge I think.Thought I heard another pip but not sure

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Eatonton, GA(Zone 8b)

Whooooop whooop! Congrats Green!!!

Richmond, TX

Well done!!

Bridgewater, ME

And there are two.

Richmond, TX

Better and better!

Bridgewater, ME

There are two put them in the fish tank to learn how to eat and drink and untill the others hatch

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Richmond, TX

Awwww! Cute little fuzzies!

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