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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 5:23 am 
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Yeah! Ideal is sending my pullets out today. They will be here Friday, which is the same day that Ginger Ale's two eggs should hatch. :bounce: :bounce: Yeah!! Babies, babies and more babies. They didn't have my Salmon Faverolle, though, but that is ok. I can't wait!!! :aaargh:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:55 pm 
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How exciting - I still get excited at new additions (I really should speak to someone about that) have fun with them. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:26 pm 
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I just had my first incuabtor hatch, and yes it is soooooo exciting isn't it. The bad news is that the excitement level stays the same even when it's your 200th hatch.

Congratualtions, and please post some picks...

And Fee, you don't need to see someone about being happy getting new additions. I'm a counsellor and I don't see the problem :rofl: :rofl:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:44 am 
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Here are some pics....
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Unfortunately, I had one die last night and two this morning that are weak. I have the two little ones in a box with a heating pad next to me. I feed them some syrup water every once in awhile with a syringe and they seem to be rallying. :bounce: In fact one is chirping at me...my heating pad had gone off (it has a feature that after a certain amount of time it shuts off to keep from burning you). Chirping is good since they were just gasping this morning. I will post more pics later...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:16 am 
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They look lovely. What breeds do you have? Do I see two polish in there?

We can't get chicks by post here in Australia.

If your heat pad isn't reliable, you could use a desk lamp pointed over the corner of a box.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:30 pm 
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How are they going? I love all the different colours.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:14 am 
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Chicken07 wrote:
They look lovely. What breeds do you have? Do I see two polish in there?


There were:
4 White Crested Black Polish (Bantams and they belong to Peeper)
1 Black Australorps
1 Golden Spangled Hamburg
1 Welsummer
1 Egyptian Fayoumi
1 Cream Brabantar
1 Rose Comb Brown Leghorn
2 Spitzhaubens
2 Silver Spangled Hamburg

Unfortunately, of mine that I ordered only the Australorps survived. We had one die the night after recieving them. The two I was trying to revived died in my hands the same day. The rest we stuck under Ginger because her egg had hatched (the other egg was rotten) and the those died sometime a few days later. I am not sure when because the day after we stuck them underneath her it was bluster and cold and I didn't want to disturb her.

So of all our chicks we have the Australorps which we named Piggledy and the egg Ginger hatched which my son named Hendri. Peeper said one of her Polish died. The good news is these two are doing wonderful and are so full of life.

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Hendri is the almost pure black one next to my hubby's hand. We don't know whether it is a boy or a girl. Piggledy is a pullet. I am sad about our loss in fact I bawled as the two died in my hands, but I am thankful that we didn't lose them all. Sorry I have taken so long to respond, just haven't been up to it and have been busy with teaching little man.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:17 pm 
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That's a varied assortment of chicks. They will be interesting to raise together. I hope we get to see some more pics when they're older.

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