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March 27, 2011
Dolly sits proudly over her chicks Well, yesterday, I found out the hard way.  Up until now, I have cleaned portions of the brooder but never the whole thing.  The brooder could wait no longer.  It was messy and dirty and to top it off, I had to deal with overprotective Dolly.  The chicks seem…

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March 23, 2011
We love to poke out from the safety of Momma Dolly The chicks are becoming so adventurous now.  It is rare that I find many of them underneath Dolly.  Only during naps, do some prefer to snuggle underneath of her while some prefer to lay in front of her on the soft shavings warmed by…

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March 18, 2011
Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day   Despite all that has been going on in the brooder with Dolly and the seven new baby chick, the rest of the flock has still been getting lots of attention.  Yesterday, was their first St. Patrick’s Day!  I could not resist giving them their own St. Patty’s Day treat…

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March 17, 2011
It feels like I didn’t sleep a wink last night.  I tossed and turned about poor Number 8.  Yesterday, shortly after my post, I went to check on everyone in the brooder.  In the middle of the brooder, I found the hobble splint but no Number 8.  All of the chicks were napping under Dolly. …

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March 16, 2011
Poor baby, my little egg number 8, the Lavender Silkie, has a splayed leg.  The right leg is not working properly.  Since the baby was born, the leg was floppy.  Today, it is two days old and the leg is jutting out to the side.  I discovered that sometimes, trauma or hatching can injure the legs.  I needed to create…

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March 15, 2011
Number 8’s pip hole Yesterday evening, both eggs number 8 and 9 had pip holes.  Number eight arrived around 7 pm and what a shock!  Once number 8 was completely dried after sitting underneath Dolly, I discovered that egg number 8’s color was different.  I was mistaken in my last posts.  After some researching, it…

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March 13, 2011
Here is a tender moment shared between Dolly and her chick, known as Egg number 3. She is so gentle and tender with her new baby.  I was very fortunate to capture this on film. Last night, eggs number 4 and 5 hatched.  I am calling them the twins.  It was so amazing yesterday.  The pip…

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March 12, 2011
It must have happened during the night.  This morning, the garage was quiet.  Not a single peep, but Dolly seemed to be sitting a little more elevated and a little more careful.  I gently lifted Dolly up to the side.  Egg number 3 has hatched! Quietly snuggling with my brothers and sisters I gently scooped…

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March 11, 2011
At 7am this morning I could not contain myself anymore and ran into the garage to visit Dolly.  All of the eggs were underneath her as usual.  As quickly as I could, I took care of the rest of the flock and put Dolly in the large run with her family, I headed in to visit the eggs.…

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