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New Baby Peep
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EIEIO    Posted 10-26-2002 at 08:32:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I promise I will not post a picture of the rest of the clan as they peep out but this is our very first baby chick. We raised the parents from day one - whoever they may be. I am so thrilled about this. I did it right and the proof of the pudding is in the pictures. Sure helps to read directions.

One question, do I take the eggshell out or leave it in. I will be moving her to the brooder when she is dry, at least that is what the directions said.

I wonder how do hens hatch out their babies without directions!!??? LOL


Melissa    Posted 10-26-2002 at 20:05:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your pictures are great! I'm going to use them when I teach my special ed. pre-school class about farm animals. I am also going to use the country sounds listed on this site. They are really going to enjoy this!


LH Congratulations Great Great Grandma EIEIO    Posted 10-26-2002 at 13:53:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
:-) nuthing any more fascinating than the simple joy of new life.


DeadCarp    Posted 10-26-2002 at 10:02:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're beginning to sound like a new gramma - heh heh. Years ago, our dogs found us a leftover Easter chick, so living in the suburbs (then) we put it in the birdcage awhile. Within weeks that thing became a hen, but meanwhile one nite she was standing on the door of her cage (it was open) when i came in and plunked down in my recliner. Well, she stretched her wings and bobbed her head to guage the distance, then took a mighty leap and flew like superchicken all the way to my lap! Well heck, that alone deserves a little peck of my pizza. Indoor pets are fun :)


Smitty    Posted 10-26-2002 at 09:49:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
EIEIO, I sent the pics to my son to show my 8 year old grandson who lives in the city,
Thank you very much for posting them. I look foward to seeing the rest of them keep em coming.
Smitty


Thank you EIEIO / Patria    Posted 10-26-2002 at 09:33:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Beautiful , i mean really wonderful pics. My 3y/o grandson is visiting us today so i'm printing the pictures for him , he'll show them to everybody over and over and make us tell the story again and again....:-(

Thank you again EI , seem like you're having the time of your life.

Warm Regards from Puerto Rico


Ron/PA    Posted 10-26-2002 at 09:30:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Removing the shell is an either or decision, it will give it something to pick at, but it has no nutritional value, to a chick.
Remember, 1st 24 hours, water, water, water!!!! The first concern is to get them to drink, dehydration is 100 times harder on a day old chick than starvation.
Good luck, your a winner!
Ron
PS, could I have bar-B-Que sauce on mine???? (grin)


EIEIO-PS    Posted 10-26-2002 at 10:08:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I put the water in and I put marbles in the little lid I am using so that the peep doesn't drown. See I am learning!!


EIEIO    Posted 10-26-2002 at 10:00:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks regarding water the first 24 hours, wasn't in my directions DUH!!!

Now about that bar-b-que sauce - have you ever had the instructions to take a long walk on a short pier!!!????


DebR in MT    Posted 10-26-2002 at 09:05:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congratulations! He/she is S-O-O-O-O cute. Looks like you're going to have a fun day!! Life in the country. Ain't it amazing.


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