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Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9040695

A shared order of 46 chicks (should have been 49, but the hatchery oopsed)
So far all but one are doing great.

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Conroe, TX

March 13, 2012
6:35 AM

Post #9040785

What adorable little babies.
Bridgewater, ME

March 13, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9040995

What breed are the ones with the green dot on there head
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9041175

Hi Green,
The green dots are Silver Spangled Hamburgs! Also in that box are Salmon Faverolles, bantam Belgian Quail d'Anvers (the tiny black ones), Porcelain D'Uccles (tiny grey ones), Black Australop (big black and white ones).
The other box has RIR, Buff Orps and Araucana/ameraucanas.
Bridgewater, ME

March 13, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9041500

I had two salmon faverolles,such cuties little and all grown up. I had one hamburg and it was so flighty,stayed up high and could not get any where near it.
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2012
6:19 PM

Post #9041734

wow that was a pretty good size order. They are very cute
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 14, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9042129

I've had Hamburgs before, and they were indeed flighty. They were Gold Spangled. I now have Silver Spangled, and for some reason they are not near so Schitzy. They "go to bed" every night on a porch railing, and I pick them up and carry them to the coop:)
No idea why the difference *G*


Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 14, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9042634

Oooh I hope you have good luck with them! I especially want to see the results of your D'Anvers and P. D'uccles, Ive never had any of those but I hear they are beautiful!
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2012
5:48 PM

Post #9042979

Thanks for all the good wishes! The hamburgs are very bright and curious. They were the first to spot the people looking in at them. The D'Anvers and D'Uccles are tiny!! We were so lucky to not lose any of the tiny ones in transit... I had nightmares about opening a box of squished chicks...:(
All are starting to get their first wing feathers... still can't tell who is a boy or girl just based on feathering... I guess we'll have to wait and see who crows!
Richmond, TX

March 15, 2012
6:12 AM

Post #9043394

ZZ is quite good at sexing by early wing feathering - perhaps if you posted pictures...?
Framingham, MA
(Zone 6a)

March 15, 2012
7:32 AM

Post #9043519

I'll get more pictures soon. I'm really not too worried about the boy/girl ratio. Yes, we are not supposed to have roosters here, but its going to be a few months before it need concern anyone who lives outside the house.

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