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Rise of the Mutant Chicks

29 May

Muhahahaha..rise my mutants!

Looks like we got one of each of our various breeds of hens..all mixed with a dash of Rhode Island Red..due to ‘Red’ the rooster being the papa.

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Amazing how chicks are hard wired..they are out of the shell and within hours are pecking and walking about and chirping. We started with 9 eggs, 2 were left unhatched, 1 disappeared and 2 chicks died as they were emerging..accidentally crushed by Ma I think. But a 50% survival rate is much better than last years results where we only got 1 chick in 9 eggs.

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…and after last years ‘chicken rejection’ where we ended up keeping 9 chicks indoors in our emergency patched ‘brooder’ it is REALLY nice to have Ma the hen taking care of all 4..talk about easy! hehe..A* and I are on the fence as to whether or not we should do away with ‘Red’ the rooster since we have decided this will be the only batch for the year..with 4 more (potential) fully grown chickens we have more than we need..or want..so we also might end up selling a ‘chicken starter kit’ with 2-3 hens and a rooster. We will see.

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1 Comment

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Fowl

 

One response to “Rise of the Mutant Chicks

  1. jambaloney

    May 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

    whoa there, dr frankenstein – it;s a start but i don’t see any thumbs ;-))

    hahahaha – just kidding – they look as awesome as ma does cranky – will they be tasty??

    cheers dude!

     

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