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Just thought I would post some pics of my latest babies (since I only have 3) that I took today

 

This is the eldest at 24 days from the hen that died

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My first rung show type at 20 days. I can't believe how big this chick is, the photos don't do it justice.

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and last but not least, the baby of the trio,its sibling at 18 days old.

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they are so cute! sorry about your hen best of luck.

 

roseydoo

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Oh, they're all so cute! :D

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They look great Nadene, Mum left the violet in her chick by the look of it, is it pied or normal/cinnamon?

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They are looking real good. :)

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Thank you :)

 

Robyn, it is going to be a normal cinnamon. The body colour is light blue but the cheek patches are bright violet.

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Hi Nadene, thought you had a little violet from the photo, nice little chick either way and you have 1 to remember your hen by. :)

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Just a quick update and another questions.

 

All the babies are now in the aviary. The grey baby has only been out of the nest for a couple of days but its dad is in there too and is still occasionally feeding it (it can crack its own seed too).

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Now for the question.

 

My cinnamon baby threw up this and would like to know if anyone has seen it before? The only thing I can think of is the father chewing the lid of the nest box and feeding it to the chick.

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Chicks look great Nadene. As to your last picture. as cinn chick has been out in aviary could it have been chewing on some type of fibrous material? Looks a bit like a cat's fur ball l.o.l. Don't think Dad would feed chick that sort of stuff, does he still feed it? Very odd is it the only one that has done this?

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Thank you Robyn. The baby sicked it up the second day in the nursery cage. It could have watched its father chew on the box lid (which he does all the time) and did the same thing. The father has even chewed a big chunk out of the lid.

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Hi Nadene,

Well I'd say that's your answer, where Dad would chew and spit, l.o.l, bub must have chewed and swallowed. At least it got rid of it, hopefully with no after effects. Another case of monkey see monkey do? As long as it doesn't swallow again when it's in a breeding box. :P

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Just a quick update and another questions.

 

All the babies are now in the aviary. The grey baby has only been out of the nest for a couple of days but its dad is in there too and is still occasionally feeding it (it can crack its own seed too).

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yeah I think bub chewed it exploring and following dad. Glad it is okay.

 

Are the pictures above of the same bird?? If so it gos to show how photos can change the cere colours as I would say hen for the first and cock for the second.

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Hi Nerwen, no they are not the same bird. They are brother and sister. The hen is 2 days older but she is alot bigger. They are my first show type chicks.

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they look so simliar! get looking birds too.

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Round 2 .

First baby was in the nest box this morning. I just thought I would share this because it is a miracle baby. I noticed a few days after it was laid the egg had a hole in it (lucky it was in the air space) so I put a water proof band-aid on it.

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and now I have this little cutie

 

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Good work Nadene, it's great when we can give mother nature a hand. Also good to put in the memory bank, one never know what will crop up. Has your first chick coughed up any more "fur balls"?

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Thank you Robyn, although I did have a oh-no moment when I realised the hen had eaten all the shell and I had to look for the band-aid (which I found). There has been no more fur balls but the other chick that was fostered in that box often does the same motion of being sick with nothing coming out so I don't know if it has some in his crop. I've gone back to thinking it was the father, he wasn't very good at looking after the chicks.

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My older babies now 8 weeks old first time in my new show cages :)

 

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Just a updated photo of my Band-aid baby.

 

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It's amazing 3 chicks from the same parents and 3 different types :) I think this one will be a yellow face spangle?

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It still amazes me how fast they grow. Band-Aid now at 5 weeks :)

 

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Just adding my new bubs.

 

I'm very excited I've never had so many babies at once :D

 

I have lost my eldest chick which I thought I might (pics of it in another thred).

 

Very surprised at the ino baby :)

 

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and a little plum eyed surprise

 

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Beautiful wow there is a big gap between the first two lucky it doesn't seemed to have mattered great mum by the look of it. Cheers Jenny

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Thank you Jenny. :D

The eldest is a foster (there were 2 of them) that weren't being fed. I took a bit of a gamble but I didn't have a choice. Plus it was one of those times that things went wrong, the hen who has them now her cock died after she laid 2 eggs so I put in another and she missed one lay day then laid 4 more and her first 3 were clear (2 from the first and 1 from the 2nd cock) so the gap was big.

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Hope things have settled down now Nadene, chicks look great. Is Ino the youngest chick? If so, new Dad must be split Ino, if Mum's not Ino (if I've worked it out right).

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Thanks Robyn, you are right the dad is split which if I'm starting to understand the chick will be a hen? I still get sooo confused :P:blink:

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