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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:43 pm 
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I'd agree with your sexing thoughts. Only 1 that might be the other way is Chicks 9 that you have as male, could be female.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:49 am 
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Thanks Ron !

I'll post some more photos in a couple of weeks, hopefully it will be more obvious !


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Hi Joanne,
Were you right with your guesses on the sex of the chicks?

I've also got a question for the group. One of my girls has decided to brood NOW, just heading towards winter. (and she's being very stubborn about it....) Will this work? We've already had some frosts here. I should have realized this would happen, not that I suppose we could have done anything about it...... She had been stealing eggs from laying boxes, under her wing, and putting them in 'her' nest on the floor of the coop. So, we've let her keep 4 eggs. What do you all think? Good or not with this cold? It's her first brood, and my second.

Thanks, Ingrid


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:16 pm 
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If you are happy to have chicks - let her sit.
Make sure that her nesting area is cosy and not drafty and ensure that she eats.
She will care for them well over the Winter but they will eat lots to keep warm. They may feather up quickly and the pullets should lay in the Spring.
The down side is that fertility may be low at this time of the year so candle the eggs and don't leave her sitting on duds.


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Thanks Sue55 !
Will see what happens. I am not experienced at this, but mother nature is. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:22 pm 
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Hi everyone,

So I'm still unsure on their genders ... I have posted their latest photos in another section of the forum now they are 3 months old:
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