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1 Barred chicks on Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:23 pm

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These barred chicks are from our splash chanty roo named DW and a black Americana hen we hatched out.I locked her out of the nest boxes and a month later she showed up with 9 chicks.6 have white legs,2 orange legs,both orange legged ones are barred and 4 white legged ones are also barred.The white splotched one is off DW and a white Amer. that is a daughter of DW.She too flew out of the pen and showed up 2 days after the black with 7 chicks.

2 Re: Barred chicks on Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:04 am

Farmer Bob

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Looks like you have more luck with hens going broody than I have, good deal! One of the reasons I chose orpingtons was that they have retained some broodiness...but not very much in my flock. I only average one hen a year.

3 Re: Barred chicks on Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:29 am

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How nice, yes, broody hens are sure a blessing. Those look like pretty things, I always have thought the barring gene makes such lovely looking birds. I had one of my Coopers (a hybrid Coopslave was working on , marans X partridge chantecler) go missing for a long time. She came back. Only thing I could figure was that she was broody somewhere, probably sitting on dud eggs and gave up. My buff orpington lines have a few each year that always want to mother, I can count on them, that's why its good to have lots of hens for just eggs, smiling that big smile. I think if you threw some cochin in with orpington, you would have rock star mothering hens. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day. CynthiaM.

4 Re: Barred chicks on Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:48 pm

IzzyD

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Nice chickens Smile

5 Re: Barred chicks on Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:18 pm

Hidden River

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I love the looks of those barred birds Brian. I would almost call them cuckoo since the barring isn't quite distinct. Still nice lookers. What did the roosters look like?


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6 Re: Barred chicks on Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:27 am

birish


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The cockerals look the same as the pullets,the front one in the batch picture is one.They"re really growing fast<the cockerals are bigger than Mom at18 weeks.

7 Re: Barred chicks on Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:30 pm

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Very Happy beautiful birds, what a nice surpise!

8 Re: Barred chicks on Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:45 am

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Very Happy amazing what nature can do

9 Re: Barred chicks on Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:49 pm

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FUN!

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