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April 20, 2017, 10:54:48 PM
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Peacerose

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Finally got the new chicks settled.  18 moved to the brooder and 2 more wet ones left in the hatching tray. 



They seem enormous compared to the bantams.  I ended up with only one brassy back chick.  You can see he is making the most of his new situation. 



April 21, 2017, 08:11:29 AM
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So sweet!!!!!  love01 Just can't get enough of baby chicks! Can't believe mine are already 2 weeks old

April 21, 2017, 01:01:49 PM
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Two more chicks hatched overnight!  So that makes a total of 22.  I'll leave the rest of the eggs in till tonight.  I'm so tickled and owe a big thank you to Bill.  Without the rescue last year this wouldn't be happening!   sunny 

April 22, 2017, 07:09:55 AM
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Good Morning Dawn. Sounds like you got a great hatch! I love new chicks... You just just cant be in a bad mood when youre hold'n a new chick.... Or skip'n.... just cant be sad when youre skip'n either! Two things we should do more of!!!

April 22, 2017, 08:36:52 AM
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GREAT hatch Dawn!  hi5  I'm so excited for you! And yes, Bill's the man!
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May 02, 2017, 12:08:38 PM
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More buckeye chicks!   face  Full report after I get them out of the bator!

May 02, 2017, 02:00:47 PM
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Twenty beautiful little buckeyes !   love01  One wet one is still in the hatching tray.  This is a very loud peeping bunch.   hatch  hatch  hatch

Also, two brassy back chicks.  They look great!  More about them later.

May 02, 2017, 09:04:05 PM
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Damn Dawn! You're gonna be eyeball deep in chickens before long...   buckeyes are hard to find up here. I'd bet there ain't many down there either. Sell some! You get to keep hatch'n and get help with the feed bill too!

May 03, 2017, 01:41:53 PM
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Yes!  I'm thinking I want about 25 total chicks for myself.  So that leaves at least 12 chicks for a new buckeye lover.   lol

May 03, 2017, 10:16:50 PM
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Here are some pictures of the new chicks:







And here's a picture of the 2 week olds:



May 05, 2017, 04:01:55 PM
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 Just pure cuteness right there!  love01 Mine are already scraggly teenagers.  Can almost tell the roos from the hens!

May 06, 2017, 11:17:35 AM
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 lolololol  I'm wasting a lot of time every day gazing at the cuteness!   love01

May 17, 2017, 01:31:19 PM
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Here are some pictures of my buckeye breeders.  Sorry for the blur.  They don't think they should have to hold still for pictures.   lol

This is the rooster, Waylon Tallboy:



My glamour girl, Fuzzy, on the roost.  Fuzzy looks much like Mama Hen -- big with a wide back, wide head, and color is more even.



An old picture of Fuzzy with Mama Hen:



Sitting hens and Ruby, my granddog:



May 17, 2017, 02:32:01 PM
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Also, this happened -- When I went to the buckeye pen, Fuzzy and Sassafras were on the roost.  I called them and they jumped down and walked to an egg on the ground.  I said, "Who laid this egg?"  Sass walked up and put her foot on the egg.   PROOF that buckeyes are extraordinarily intelligent.  Disbelievers can keep it to themselves. 

Random chickens won't do this.  Fuzz and Sass have spent a lot of one-on-one time with me in the quail porch. They have tasted mealworms.
 They know their names and probably understand a few words like "egg" and "food".     

May 17, 2017, 05:19:40 PM
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That's awesome Dawn.... I'm sure Charli understands most of what I say.... but I talk to her like she was "folks" too

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