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3+5 big changes.... ( pic heavy )

post #1 of 11
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Well here are our 5 chick's again.
Nearly 4weeks old now and there have been some big changes.
Our little EE seems to be tiny compared to the reds and our unknown white has discovered the art of flying and perching on top of the brooder. smile.png
Are they OK to eat any veg yet and if so what's best to try them on first?
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Mystery 700white

I love her mowhark smile.png
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Our black one is a bit bossy at the minute
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Red 2
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Thank you all in advance for your input and most of all patience and guidance.
post #2 of 11
My chicks are 4 weeks old. They been eating strawberries (ones that fell off and ones birds pecked) and cabbage leaves that I tear into small pieces for a week now. Yesterday, they had a small tv dinner: corn, smashed potatoes, and chicken fried steak. It was cooked, left out, and no one ate it. I cut the meat into very small pieces and put it in with chicks instead of throwing it away. The container it was in was spotless when they were done with it.

I would say feed them what ever scrap vegetables you have available.
I've got Bielefelders, Rhodebars, Cream Legbars, Black Sex Links, and Buff Orpingtons.
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I've got Bielefelders, Rhodebars, Cream Legbars, Black Sex Links, and Buff Orpingtons.
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post #3 of 11
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Thank you for your reply.
They are 4 weeks tomorrow and they've tried cabbage leaves themselves and their normal chick crumb.
Will introduce another new food in a few days and see how they go from there.
Have you any idea on gender or breed for my chick's by any chance? smile.png
post #4 of 11
About all I can tell you, Polish chickens have feathers on top of their heads. You might try searching here for polish.
I've got Bielefelders, Rhodebars, Cream Legbars, Black Sex Links, and Buff Orpingtons.
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I've got Bielefelders, Rhodebars, Cream Legbars, Black Sex Links, and Buff Orpingtons.
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post #5 of 11

If your chicks are not outside to get their own grit you should supply some for them. Once they eat table scraps and such they need grit to aid in digesting it.

Even chickens dare to hatch an egg.
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Even chickens dare to hatch an egg.
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post #6 of 11

Ones with moehawks are polish crosses, reds are speckled sussex? and blacks are astralorps

 

http://emmaspolishbantams.webs.com/

 

 

My Chickens (Click to show)

RIR: LC(Lucky Carlos), Diego (hen), Ginger
EE: Fraggle and Fluffy
GSL: Coco
Mutt: Lil' Girl, Chance
Polish Bantam: Melody, Harmony, Symphony, Johann Sebastian Bawk
FBCM: Ceder, Maple
Olive Eggers: Willow Bonsai
 

 

 

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http://emmaspolishbantams.webs.com/

 

 

My Chickens (Click to show)

RIR: LC(Lucky Carlos), Diego (hen), Ginger
EE: Fraggle and Fluffy
GSL: Coco
Mutt: Lil' Girl, Chance
Polish Bantam: Melody, Harmony, Symphony, Johann Sebastian Bawk
FBCM: Ceder, Maple
Olive Eggers: Willow Bonsai
 

 

 

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post #7 of 11
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Thank you all so much for your input . Ooh its all so exciting. They're so much fun. And once we are over our snow and it starts to warm up a bit, they will have their first adventure outdoors.
Keep an eye opener for more pictures as I'm always snapping away at them hehe big_smile.png
post #8 of 11

they should be fine with a little grit

 

 

umm...is it just me or does it look like you have all cockerals.....?

post #9 of 11
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Oh I hope they aren't all rooms as they will have to go back to the farm nd be exchanged.
That will be a real shame too seeing as we watched them hatch and have raised them ourselves.sad.png
Time will tell, but when the farmer collected the incubator etc he said the EE was definitely a pullet but couldn't be sure on the others.hmm.png
They are 4+1 now, when will we be able to tell for sure on their gender?
Thanks Edie
post #10 of 11

take some more pics

 

Cockerals (i think)

 

Red 1

 

EE FOR SURE

Mystery

Black one

Red 2

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