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    Little Chicks!

    You guys might have noticed my ticker in the signature.... well the chicks have hatched 6 days ago! I have pics from the day after hatching but just didnt post them so I will start with those first then the latest last. Out 11 eggs, 2 died early in the incubation period, and one died 2 or so days before hatching so there are 8 little chicks! The hen is being a very good mom and attacks my dog every time she gets too close. She does get mad at me for picking them up but doesnt jump on me so thats good.



















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    Re: Little Chicks!

    And now the latest pics of them outside with mom.



















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    Re: Little Chicks!

    How cute. I love the little black chicks.

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    Re: Little Chicks!

    cute little balls of fluff!
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    Re: Little Chicks!

    Oh my gosh, how freakin' cute!!! Look at those little fluff-butts as they're running away from the camera. I love how pretty the hen looks when it looks like she's fluffing up all her feathers and wings, protecting her chicks. (I assume.) I can hardly wait until I live someplace I can have chickens.
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    Re: Little Chicks!

    How cute!!!! I love the little brown striped one, it looks like a chipmunk! How fun, I'd love the have some chickens... We may be moving to the country this summer, so I'll have to get some!

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    Re: Little Chicks!

    oooooohhhhh wow so cute. I love the different colors!

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    Re: Little Chicks!

    Gosh I'm so jealous! I love all those cute wittle chickies. More pictures please!!!
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    Re: Little Chicks!

    How cute
    but do the different colors tell you what color they'll be when they grow up?

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    Re: Little Chicks!

    Well Im no expert on the colors but I think the color now just tells you what the shade of the adult color will be.... Like the yellow ones can be white or some other light color.... The blacks will be some sort of black chicken. The one that looks like a chipmunk I think will look like the mother.

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    Re: Little Chicks!

    just curious where is the papa?
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    Re: Little Chicks!

    Well see.... we live in a neighborhood and we really arent supposed to have chickens or any other farm animals but we decided to get just 4 hens since we have a privacy fence and a nice amount of room between houses. The hens are pretty good at laying eggs for us though. When this hen went broody, we went to a friend that had plenty of chickens and roosters so he gave us fertile eggs for our hen to lay on. I dont know who the moms and dads are of the chicks but my hen is the stepmom, lol. The rooster doesnt play any role in raising the chicks (except maybe protecting the whole flock from danger but this hen is mean so she can do that herself).

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    Re: Little Chicks!

    Okay thanks!

    when can you tell the sex of them?

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    Re: Little Chicks!

    Some experts can tell right at birth by vent sexing but I have no clue how to do that. Lindsey (bird lover) says that the one that looks like a chipmunk is a hen and the one with the smaller stripes is a rooster (they are easier to sex by the stripes, even though I dont know how).

    Other than that, just watching them as they get older will tell you... the males will obviously start trying to crow but it will just sound like a sore throat... lol

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    Re: Little Chicks!

    Awww, how coooote!
    i love chicks ytou have so many differennt colours!
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