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Offline MoWin

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My baby chicks all grown up...
« on: September 08, 2013, 01:43:03 PM »
Do your remember the 4 barred rock mamas who all hatched out baby chicks together?


Well,   they are all grown up and very pretty/handsome.




I think a buff orpington rooster and barred rock hen make a good pair.  ;D

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Winona
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Offline Shelly

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Re: My baby chicks all grown up...
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 01:45:30 PM »
They are so beautiful!  I think they make a great pair too!  I'm still wanting to raise quail... maybe this coming year.
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Re: My baby chicks all grown up...
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 02:16:19 PM »
Nice looking chickens! :D  How many do you have?

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Re: My baby chicks all grown up...
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 04:41:58 PM »
They are beautiful!! <3
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Re: My baby chicks all grown up...
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 05:00:29 PM »
Thanks ladies,

We started out with 20. Lost down to 17 before I ever let them out of the shed. Then a group of predators went through, got 7 of the babies, both buff orpington roosters, 2 barred rock hens, and 2 buff orpington hens all in a couple of hours. I checked on them about 5. They were all out chasing bugs in the yard. I talked on the phone to Hazel. Went back out about 7 to start rounding them up for the night and all of these were missing. Kevin found sever spots of feathers when he mowed. We figured either a family of foxes or a family of coyotes went through and had a feast.

I now have 10 half grown chickens and 4 barred rock hens. That is it. We also lost all 4 of the baby ducks, but have all 8 of the grown ducks. We live in a predator haven. We have raccoons, foxes, coyotes, hawks, and owls, all just waiting on the opportunity to grab a chicken meal.  >:( I don't let them out now till about 4 or 5 p.m. That way they stay closer to their coop instead of wandering.

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Winona
Winona in northwest Missouri
Wife to Kevin
Mom to Carolyn, Cathryn, Isaiah, Hazel, and Jon
Grandma to Ashton, Ava, Noah, Izabella, and Maddison
Furbabies: Aeris, Buddy, and Callie

Offline trlmom3

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Re: My baby chicks all grown up...
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 10:51:53 AM »
Winona they are beautiful.  I would like to have some chickens but we live in the middle of the woods and have those predators too. I'm not sure if I want the hassle   
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