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1 Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:30 am

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Fingers crossed (and my toes too) one of the eggs under our broody hen has activity.... today we might have our very first chick!   I am told to resist the urge to "help"......  apparently, good old Momma Nature can handle it!  Wouldn't you know it, it's COLD again!

2 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:35 am

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It is pipping! I know it is old news for most of you but this is my first one ever!

3 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:48 am

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It's always exciting it never gets old! Just walk away and check again tomorrow and I bet you will have a bunch yellow fluff balls!

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4 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:06 pm

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First hatch is always the best one!

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5 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:19 pm

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One baby buff is out and another is working hard on it!

6 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:05 pm

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fuzzylittlefriend wrote:It's always exciting it never gets old!  Just walk away and check again tomorrow and I bet you will have a bunch yellow fluff balls!
Yeah right its her first time. She will be glued to the bator. LOL
 Very Happy  cheers 

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7 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:20 pm

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Not a bator, a mumma hen! The best.
And yes, ABSOLUTELY resist the urge to "help".



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8 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:20 pm

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No incubator at our house.... we are kicking it old school and letting the hens do the work

9 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:54 pm

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That's freakin awesome  cheers 

10 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:48 am

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Good luck, let us know how many hatch, if it is a buff orpington, bet your bottom dollar you got a good mamma there Smile . have a wonderful day, CynthiaM.

11 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:02 pm

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Thought I would share some of the cuteness. Of the 9 eggs she started only these 2 made it. 2 were clear and the rest had stopped developing at various stages. One other egg made it to the pipping stage and then stopped. That was heart breaking. Poor little thing  Sad 

12 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:13 pm

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this is very cool for me, I am unlikely to raise chicks this year so vicarious experience much appreciated :-).

13 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:20 pm

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Well nothing says SPRING like cute fuzzbutts! Congratulations on the cuteness. Thanks for sharing.

14 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:33 pm

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It's so sad, and so hard to understand, why some make it all the way to the pipping stage, and then. . . die.
I've had that happen many times, and always feel awful. But that's the way it is. Rejoice in the ones who survive.

15 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:52 pm

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Cuteness continues.
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16 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:39 pm

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Echo 1 WHAT is that green stuff. We have too much white, I've just been wishing to see green grass again. Love the cute little yellow chicks in the green grass. Very cute

17 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:19 am

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Me too those pics are cute!!

18 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:48 am

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Ah beautiful, well at least there are 2, one would be lonely. The chicks in the grass are beautiful. It looks like wheat grass growing or some kind of grain growing, very pretty against the buff. I used to love to see my buffs in the alfalfa field when it was short, buff and green are beautiful together. have a wonderful day, CynthiaM.

19 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:07 am

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We have TOO much snow also....WAY TOO MUCH.... so tired of winter! The green stuff is sprouted grain.  My chicken crazy daughter put together  a fodder system so the birds have fresh sprouted grains all winter, she also has a meal worm farm on the go so they have fresh bugs.  We have very happy chickens!

20 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:00 am

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Echo 1 wrote:We have TOO much snow also....WAY TOO MUCH.... so tired of winter! The green stuff is sprouted grain.  My chicken crazy daughter put together  a fodder system so the birds have fresh sprouted grains all winter, she also has a meal worm farm on the go so they have fresh bugs.  We have very happy chickens!

That's amazing  cheers  Smart cookies you gals. You struck a true cord with lots of us green and fuzzybums. Way to warm the hearts. considering its a whole -27 in my neck of the woods Smile

21 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:30 am

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Ok...that is a ridiculously cute picture in the sprouts! Meal worm farm...interesting... I've bought meal worms that turned to beetles before...but how do you get the beetles to lay eggs and have them hatch to complete the cycle? My chickens would love that!!

22 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:53 am

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Farmer Bob, I have no idea how she does it. My job is to smile an indulgent smile and make a little more room in the basement.  Wink  I know they like to be in the dark and quite warm. They eat carrots, bran and oatmeal. There are lots of great how to videos on youtube.

23 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:56 am

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Farmer Bob wrote:Ok...that is a ridiculously cute picture in the sprouts!  Meal worm farm...interesting...  I've bought meal worms that turned to beetles before...but how do you get the beetles to lay eggs and have them hatch to complete the cycle?   My chickens would love that!!

I am pretty sure there is a member called Wolfbird(??) on here who knows a lot about mealworms. Sounded very switched on about them.

24 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:47 pm

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Wolfbird is mostly on ACE. I do believe he knows a lot about growing mealworms.

25 Re: Eggcitement!!!! on Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:28 pm

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freaken cute!

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