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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 8:42pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    They're marbles - Red said its so's the chicks don't inadvertently drown themselves when they have a drink of water.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 8:47pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    :shocked:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 8:56pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    Just repeating what I read yesterday!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 9:00pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    Trust me to read too fast to take stuff in; but there was something like 2 million posts since I'd looked last! :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 9:00pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    And most of them from Vicki!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 9:01pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    I was going to say that...:)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 9:04pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    She's a mad thing. Needs to type more in each message before moving to the next one!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 9:06pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    Stream of consciousness stuff! Excellent commentary though, from everybody; I missed the hatching but didn't feel as though I had!
    • CommentAuthorjimr1603
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 9:26pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    Most hatching happened off camera anyway. When they were wet they weren't much to look at, and flopped down out of shot. Now they're fluffy and in shot. :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 9:31pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yeah, newly hatched chicks apparantly try and drown themselves because they are used to being surrounded by fluid in the egg...?! Obviously the mum hen would probably look after them and keep them away, but even with Milly we still put marbles in the water :shocked:
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeMar 27th, 2008 10:43pm (Mar 27th 2008)
     
    Im sorry to hear about the lost eggs:sad: but i suppose these things are un-avoidable
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 4:04am (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Sorry about the little one who couldn't peck through the membrane! That's really so sad!!!

    Great view of the chick incubator! I see four up and about...can't tell if one is alseep in the food dish. I think so...but it hasn't moved a muscle if it's in there. One chick went over but still no motion..????? I had a gerbil who slept in the food dish...if he wasn't sleeping, he was knocking around a tomato paste can and then dragging it over to the dish and dumping it in! Then, he would stand triumphantly at the can standing upright in the food dish!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 4:53am (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    No one was in a dish when I came on Gloria. Then one chickie moved over to have a drink. Which was cute. Now I just looked back again and one chick is nestled in the food dish, another in laying in the water dish. Those marbles are a good idea! Is the water warm enough to keep the chick from getting too cold?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 5:48am (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    I hope that baby chick asleep in the water dish isn't getting all wet and cold. They sure find strange places to fall asleep don't they.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 5:55am (Mar 28th 2008) edited
     
    I was getting really worried about the kid in the water dish, it hadn't moved when all the rest of them did..then it finally woke up and got out of the dish..silly kid! :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 7:43am (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    I can only see three chicks this morning. What has happened to the other two who were in there last night?
    Fingers crossed and holding breath.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 7:50am (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Phew!! That was such a fright.
    "The Hands" have just brought back the two missing chicks. Glad they are all right.

    Not the way for an old lady to start the day. I'll go and have a sit down now.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 7:54am (Mar 28th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hahahah, sorry Ollie! :rolling:

    My dad brought two chicks up to say g'morning to me, and they stayed snuggled in bed under the duvet cover...one of them climbed onto my head and fell asleep above my ear nestled in hair :bigsmile: This means we have lots more cute photos to post!
    • CommentAuthorPeter16
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 8:17am (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    hahahahah thats heaps cute RED
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 8:21am (Mar 28th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    You put them somewhere warm and dark, and talk to them quietly...and that's all it takes. It's amazing, withing seconds they're asleep!! I think tomorrow i might end up with all five chicks in bed with me (that sounds so wrong :D ) my dad thought it was so funny, although i'm dreading the moment when one chickie does a poop in there and i don't realise... :o
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 9:03am (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Tuck your shirt in and you could be surragate Mum with these little guys popped in and snuggled down.

    Poop washes off easy enough later.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 10:58am (Mar 28th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    They like to be snuggled uner my chin so they can hide under my hair!

    If anyone is wondering what the odd-looking thing in the corner of the brooder is, it's an egg box :D They seem to enjoy pecking, climbing and falling on it. We put marbles in the bottom and scattered some food in, and they're really enjoying themselves trying to get the food out from between the marbles :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 11:46am (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Those two love to snuggle into the food dish together. Is it the same two all the time?
    They'll need a whole set of dishes next week when they get even bigger.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 12:09pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Im sorry I havent been online all day its because my internet wasnt working and I couldnt sort it out because the door man was there and the good news is hes gone for good and he left the biccys again heheheheeeeee :cheer:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 3:09pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    So the chicks have got a game already! With one chick asleep in the food bowl again its just as well you sprinkle some food in the egg box or they'd starve!
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 4:11pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Hi, everyone! I am busy moving books around and emptying cabinets as we will be having all our tile floors throughout the house power washed, the grout color changed, and the sealed next week! So, essentially, I have to pack as if I'm moving!

    Great view today of the chicks! I see the other container full of marbles as well.
    That chick in the food dish is really so cute and attached to that dish! They are all adorable and I can't wait to see the pics of Red with chicks in her hair!@!!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:02pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Wow - I just saw about two full seconds of actually cam streaming before the still picture again. I can see why everyone is glued to the cam! (I really need to get on broadband sometime...) :P

    I love it that the chicks now have some brain building activities and can hardly wait to see those photos of Mommy Red.

    Good luck with the floors Gloria. Sounds like its going to be beautiful.

    Often when I come on I only see four chicks - and get the same heart lurching feeling Ollie described. But now I know that one likes to hid in the lower left hand corner, behind the container wall from us. Ah! There's Red, cleaning up and providing a source of entertainment for the chickies all at the same time. :D :D :D
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:04pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    OH MY GOD. THEY ARE SO CUTE.
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:04pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    I can hear cousin Joe there too; on the phone to someone. Hi Joe!
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:04pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    same here :D
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:05pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Hey Luke! How are you these days?
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:07pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Great thanks, I've not visited for aaaages!
    And you?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:08pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    I'm very well. Things are good here. Yes, you've been missed. I think Wazza needs some guy pals too. :D
    • CommentAuthorJoe
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:11pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    hello im Joe im Scarlets cousin this is what i look like:jumping:
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:13pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Hello Joe, nice to meet you!
    • CommentAuthorJoe
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:14pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    hi Luke :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:15pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    how are you?
    • CommentAuthorJoe
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:16pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    fine where looking after Scarlets chiccs
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:16pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    I see, aren't they cute?
    • CommentAuthorJoe
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:16pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:17pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    auwww, she picked it up!
    • CommentAuthorJoe
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:18pm (Mar 28th 2008) edited
     
    i love em theyre so cute
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:18pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Hi Red! Thanks for the *hello* - I actually heard it between sound black outs. :D Awww. All the chicks are standing in a line, except Food Bowl Chick, and the last in line is looking at the strand of your hair hanging down in front if it. What is that chickie thinking?

    Gotta go. More Obama work to do, on my day off real work...
    • CommentAuthorJoe
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:19pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    bye Diane - enjoy your work :P
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:20pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    hehe
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:20pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    wow, I can hear the phone
    • CommentAuthorJoe
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:21pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    scarlet says i have a foghorn voice because i am loud
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:21pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Thanks Joe! You a have a good evening yourself sir. Wish I could play with the chicks too. ;)
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:22pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    A foghorn voice!
    Scarlet that's evil! lol
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:24pm (Mar 28th 2008) edited
     
    'you sausage' lol!
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:30pm (Mar 28th 2008) edited
     
    will you keep all the chicks when they are older?
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:33pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    No, they're going to post them to MEEEEEE!! Wishful thinking... :)
    HELLO JOE!
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 6:40pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    I want one! :P
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 9:05pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Awww. Three are lined up at the water bowl, one is in the food dish (as usual - there's the smartest one), and one is rambling. So dear.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 10:18pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Bed time now for the chick family.
    Thank you Red for postioning the brooder lid so carefully. We can see all the chicks so well.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 28th, 2008 10:19pm (Mar 28th 2008)
     
    Its odd to think that in a few weeks time just one of those chicks will probably fill the box!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 12:58am (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    That IS odd. What is the lid for? Can they already jump that high? Wow.
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 1:07am (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    the chicks are so adorable:) when are they going to visit the big girls:milly tilly and penny?
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 1:35am (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Two seconds ago, all the chicks were pecking away. Suddenly, they all "collapse"...now they are all up again. I think they need a lot of R and R!!
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 1:38am (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    the chicks are sleeping together so now all i can see is a large ball of fluff!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 6:19am (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    All the baby chicks are asleep still. 4 hours later. At least they aren't sleeping in the water dish. :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 6:53am (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    LW_NightNightDuckie.jpg
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 8:00am (Mar 29th 2008) edited
     
    LOL - that is really funny Lynn. And a first, in terms of sending a good night card. :D :D :D Love the chick.

    LOL - I just checked the chicks and four of them are in that exact position. The fifth is Food Bowl Chick. :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 10:43am (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hey everyone, hopefully later on today we will be acquiring a child's paddling pool ~ the chick's next brooder!! We plan moving them into a bigger space sometime this weekend, as you've probably noticed that they're pooping quite a lot right now, and it seems we're changing the towels every two seconds :D

    Also, chickie 1 is experimenting flapping / flying, and it'd be nice if s/he had more room to practice in :)

    We'll give you an update about the paddling pool when we actually get it, and get it set up :thumbup:
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      CommentAuthorLuke
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 10:46am (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    heh, so you finally managed to get one after about 3 million calls last night... :P
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 10:50am (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Tell me about it, Joe was getting really het-up at the fact he didn't know if he had a paddling pool...he was adamant that the chicks needed a bigger brooder there and then, even though i kept saying they'd be fine in there for another few days...he's a cutie though, loves those chicks so much :)
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 12:37pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    the chicks have discovered the sawdust and are attempting to eat it now
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 12:37pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    all the chicks except chickie#1 are in the corner fighting over sawdust
    • CommentAuthorjimr1603
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 1:54pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Aww, the chickie in the food bowl is doing the chicken thing of scratching up food, even when you're in a big pile of food.

    I miss my hens.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 3:18pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Hasn't Joe asked his mom/dad if he can have one of them yet?!

    LYNN - how are the duck eggs doing? Any movement yet?
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 4:40pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Yes Lynn - how are they?

    Lots of action at the paddling pool. Neil and Red (oh! and there's Joe) talking and I actually have streaming sound. AND, (sorry CC - its not for your lack of trying) I can understand only a limited amount.

    Red are you left handed?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 4:58pm (Mar 29th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    They're in a paddling pool now, complete with many toys and wood shavings :cheer:

    I can write with both left and right hand, Diane, i'm ambi-however-you-spell-it!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:00pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The chicks have:

    * An egg carton lid to climb on
    * A monster toy free from MccyD's! :D
    * Two bowls for them to climb / sleep in
    * A mirror
    * A round shiny disk
    * A cuddly Rudolph the red nosed reindeer thing for them to snuggle up to :D

    They seem quite happy to have more room, although they haven't explored much yet :bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorsenior chicken!
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:06pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    senior chicken logging on at last. sorry for the delay, internet problems.the little chicks are gorgeous & cuddly:clap:
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:07pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    yaaay !
    • CommentAuthorsenior chicken!
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:12pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    they all seem happy in their new home, ie, paddling pool. one chick has just squared up to the spud monster , but walked away disappointed when there was no response!:updown:
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:27pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Hello from Minnesota, USA! Are the chicks in your house right now? They have alot of room now in the pool.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:29pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Wow, welcome Forester!! Glad you've found your way to the forum :bigsmile: Yeah, the chicks are in the house under the heatlamp until they're a little over...the paddling is 4ft, but looks a lot bigger with them inside!
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:32pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Great idea to do this online for fellow chicken lovers. We'll be back often for views and uodates! Soon we hope to have more baby chicks ourselves to supplement our 7 older hens. Dear daughter wants to show them in the county fair.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:34pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Ooo whats a county fair ?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:34pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aww cool! How many chickens do you have and what breed? Wow, seven years old...our eldest two chickens are gonna be five this year, and i'm quite excited about that :bigsmile: This was our first time hatching chicks in an incubator and it was so nerve-wracking, have you hatched them in a 'bator before? And if so how do you cope?? :P
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:39pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    We have 7 hens that are approximately two years old and one that is 3. They are various breeds including buff orpington, light brahma, speckled sussex, white rock and a mutt girl that we're not sure what her background is. A few years ago we did the incubator thing and hatched out 4 chicks-it was so fun but stressful as to were they alive etc! Would like to try again and may have to as the hatchery we normally use is out of female chicks.

    What time is it there? It's 12:40 pm here.
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:40pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Whoops-only 6 hens that are 2 years old! We lost one a couple weeks ago:( So sad.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:42pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh sorry you said that in the other post but i misread it :P You're oldest chicken is the same age as Milly, and she's a sussex :bigsmile:

    We hatched some chicks that were Buff Orps last year under a broody hen. They were massive when they were 16 weeks old and lovely lovely chicks, but a fox got to them and none survived :(

    It's 17:40 here - almost time for food :P
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:42pm (Mar 29th 2008) edited
     
    awwww dont worry , Here have a vanillacon to cheer you up ! (it sounds like an ice cream or something hehe !)

    :boogie: :rasta: :surfing:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:43pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I always think of ice cream when i see that word :-\
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 5:50pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Vicki, The county fair is for our county which encompasses several small towns and one larger town. there are kids showing animals, veggies, arts and crafts etc. There are rides and lots of yummy food. I think it is time for lunch right now! Ice cream sounds great!

    Everyone, what are your favorite chicken breeds? We really like the brahmas, orpingtons and the the sussex, but love all chickies:)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 6:03pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Welcome to the group, Forester. It's great to have another person from the USA. (I'm from Washington state) Is your daughter in 4H or FFA?

    I love the new paddling pool. They seem to be having a good time with all the new things in there to keep them busy.

    My baby Runner ducks are due to hatch tomorrow night or Monday morning....if I haven't killed them all in the incubator already. My chicken is due to hatch out the duck eggs I gave her, on the 11th of April. I'm having a problem keeping the humidity up enough under her, ducks need so much more than chicks do, but she's giving it her all tho.
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 6:26pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Lynn,
    Sounds like you have a lot of poultry happenings going on right now-how exciting! What kind of chicken(s) do you you have? Yes, our daughter is in 4-H and this will be her first year showing anything.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 11:08pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    We have all kinds of chickens, Forester..right now we are down to 21 chickens. They mostly die of old age here. We _don't_ get rid of them if they are too old to lay. We let them live out their days here..and do our best to spoil them rotten. My hubby's mission in life is to rescue chickens that no one wants. We mostly have Easter egg chickens and Rhode Island Reds, but at least one of several different types.
    I use to be a 4-H leader when my daughter was in to raising dairy goats. That was many moons ago now, as she just turned 40. 4-H was a ton of fun. I think your daughter is going to love it.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 11:15pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Whats 4-H ? Is it like er year 4 or something ??
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 11:16pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hey Lynn, good luck with your duckles, i'll be thinking of you during the next few days...be sure to let us know as soon as anything happens! Good luck :heart:

    WARNING DIAL-UP PEOPLE, YOU MAY WANT TO SKIP THIS POST - IT IS PIC HEAVY!! Here's some new pics of the chicks, and a view of the paddling too so you can see the pinkness and try and work out the layout on cam!

    2 chicks in a bowl!
    Chickie 1 & Chickie 3 in the food bowl!

    chickie 2 re-sized
    Chickie 2 poses whilst having a cuddle

    chin cuddle!!
    The chicks like being cuddles under your chin because it's warm :)

    Jow with chick  <img src=" />
    Joe loving a chick!

    sleeping!
    A visitor in bed!

    layout
    I tried to take this photo almost exactly as the brooder shows up on the cam, so hopefully you can get a picture of the layout a little better! The dark pink thing in the bottom of the picture is a mirror for the chicks to admire themselves in :bigsmile:

    Spud Monster
    And a pic specially for Vicki, of 'Spud Monster' with all his admirers!!!

    Sorry there are so many, i did try and choose only the best ones! Hope you like them :)
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 11:25pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     
    Oh yay thankyou soooo much for the pics yaaaaaay now I know what the spud monster looks like !!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 29th, 2008 11:25pm (Mar 29th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Isn't he beautiful?!?! Can see why they like 'im so much! :rolling:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2008 2:01am (Mar 30th 2008)
     
    4-H stands for Health, Heart, Hands, Head. Their emblem is a green clover leaf. It was started as a rural youth organization, for kids who lived on farms. Now they have groups that are in the cities too. It teaches kids about animals and how to take care of them. They have groups for sewing, cooking, agriculture, cats, dogs..you name it and the kids have a club for it. I think it was started in 1905.

    FFA is "Future Farmers Of America". They do about the same thing as 4-H only it's supported by the public school system.
    • CommentAuthorForester
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2008 3:37am (Mar 30th 2008)
     
    Lynn, I bet having dairy goats was fun. We have often thought about getting goats-so much personality! Did you make cheeses?

    You mentioned FFA-our local chapter had a donkey ball game last week. It was absolutely hilarious. Those donkeys were good at getting the players off in many different ways!
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2008 4:32am (Mar 30th 2008)
     
    Well, it's 3:30 AM local and the babies are all sound asleep!! I've been watching them for several minutes and not one of them has moved! I think this is the longest I've seen them quiet! Such little darlings!!
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2008 4:32am (Mar 30th 2008)
     
    Loved the pictures, by the way, Red! And the wading pool is fantastic!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2008 6:32am (Mar 30th 2008)
     
    Hey Red...4 of the ducky eggs have a pip in them and they are jumping around..I think they are a little early tho, they aren't supposed to hatch for another 48 hours. 4 out of 9 isn't too bad I guess..and I still could have one or 2 more pip by tomorrow < crossing fingers >
    The eggs that were under my chicken hen were abandoned this afternoon..so we won't have any duckys from that little experiment :cry:
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeMar 30th, 2008 6:34am (Mar 30th 2008)
     
    Ooooo. Ducklings on the way too! Let us know Lynn! And a round of applause to that mighty little hen :clap: What is her name?

    The chickies are all busy with little projects.

    WELCOME Forester - I'm from Washington State too (like Lynn-but north of her.) Have you put a *pin* in the Hen Cam google map? (Top menu.)