Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:36pm     #1
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I managed to find some pf the missing photos that started this thread, but in the act of Editing, I lost the words I had written.


All I remember is, A BIG THANKS TO MYNXDOG for sending me the fertile eggs that start this thread.


Here are some of the photos ...


The initial set-up in the incubator ...






Close up of the markings. This is so I can tell which side is up, as the eggs need to be turned over 3 to 5 times every 24 hours.






During the week preceding this next photo, whenever I peeped to the eggs, the chicks would start rocking and rolling around in response. They were already recognizing my voice. After all, I had been talking to them all along.

The pipping has begun. You can see some small openings beginning.





What have we here?






Oh hello! ... hey there pretty little chick ...


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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:36pm     #2
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1 AM, a small 4-toed Blue Silkie broke free.






You can see the 5 toes of a true silkie.






After 2 hours, I lifted the cover to get a good look and goldie chick raced over to me and tried to climb onto my face. I think she’s imprinted on me. If I put my hand in there, palm down, she runs to hide under it.








7:30 AM – the 3rd chick has escaped her shell.






This morning, after giving them a sip of water, I placed the 2 chicks in the brooder, where they promptly fell asleep under the warming light, occasionally to arise cheeping loudly, until the next bout of total exhaustion kicked in … about 30 seconds later.


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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:37pm     #3
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8:30 AM – 2 very black silkies, with black skin and 5 toes just hatched.





















It’s 1:30 PM, where has the time flown. There are now 7 chicks in the brooder tub and 6 still drying off in the incubator. I didn't know it at the time but the brown chick in the upper left corner is Russell. Such a good boy.





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3:30 PM – 16 chicks in brooder.

You can see the beautiful mahogany Rooster we kept, RUSSELL, on the left
























RUSSELL has his head high watching over everyone.





There are about 6 more eggs yet to hatch.

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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:40pm     #5
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Awwwwww. They are so cute!
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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:41pm     #6
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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:42pm     #7
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Welcome little ones! You couldn't have picked a better mom!

Congratulations duknuk! They are soooo adorable! Thank you so very much for sharing.
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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:44pm     #8
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Awwwwww! They are so fluffy and cute!!!!! Thank you for posting the pics!!! It really brightened my day!
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Awwwwwww Rev is gonna flip when she gets to see all the purty chickies! Thanks for sharing they are soooooooo cute!!!! I wanna come over and watch them play and hatch!!
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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:44pm     #10
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This is the best post EVER! Thanks Nuk. I'm ignoring the stuff about BBQ, KISS
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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:46pm     #11
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Now if those are not some of the cutest little things in the world I don't know what is!!!!
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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:46pm     #12
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Aw they are sooooooooo adorable!! I love them!! Thanks for sharing.
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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:48pm     #13
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Beautiful, I feel all warm and fuzzy, thanks so much for sharing

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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:50pm     #14
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They're so cute! And to answer Kiss, they'll be frying size at six to eight weeks old. But they have more flavor if you wait till they're over three months. We always had stewed laying hen, because we sold the nice tender chickens....that is the bad part about living on a farm, you know your food was cute and friendly

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  Old  April 13th, 2006, 6:51pm     #15
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They are sooooo cute! My kids are positively thrilled with these photos. Thank you so much for posting this duknuk!

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