Originally Posted by StarLover21
No- he does look like a Buff LACED brahama, just not a buff brahama. So it's all good. I would say roo- the boys feather out slower, so that's why that is. What happened to your other chicks :(
Sorry if I sound cynical, its just I had a very rough go with the first chicks I bought.
This breeder seemed very professional and clean.
I bought two chicks and she threw in two more, but one of the chicks that she gave me was wobbly and had droopy wings. I didnt know any better and thought it was just because it was young. :( I have learned ALOT since then. I researched her symptoms and spent hours nursing this chick: I tried hard boiled egg yolks, pedialite, sav-a-chick, yogurt...
I finally tried Sulmet, but too late, even though a did everything I could...I ended up losing her and then the other two chicks within a week.
So all I had left was this little Brahma plus the two BCM's that I had got somewhere else, all of them were about 3 weeks old now.
The breeder was kind, & felt really bad and offered to replace the chicks I lost. She said that her next batch had beter vigor...So Im kicking myself now, but I went back. She said she had 3 week old chicks that I could add on to my current flock, but when I got there they sure didnt look like 3 weeks - they were really small!
But I brought home 4 more and set them up in a whole new brooder because they were just to tiny to add to the older chicks, plus I was worried about mixing. (See, im finally learning)
I guess Im a sucker for a baby chick, because I actually took another droopy one! ( I know, Im really dumb.) I even asked her.." is this Sussex ok?" she said "she should be fine.." Well that chick died the next night, and I found red feather mites on the other sussex, so I ended up having to dust all of my babies and thoroughly clean their brooders. Although the other two chicks died shortly after, of what I really never figured out. My backyard has turned into a regular chickie graveyard. It has been the worst experience ever. I dont know if Im mentally ready to ever try this out again, not to mention my poor kids.
I know its my fault for buying bad birds...Live and learn I suppose.
So after all of that Im most likely left with a flock of two roosters and ONE hen! I realize that wont work out too well, but I am so afraid of losing more chickens.
(Hope you're not too sorry you asked what happened to my chicks)
thx for listening :)