Adenium: You will have to go down to your local feed store when they get a batch of duckies in and give it a try :)
CAjerseychick: How is your coop remodel going? Did you try the rabbit waterer on the chicks yet?
captainroo2: How are your RIR and BO chicks doing? Did you put them all in the same box at first or go ahead and put seperate in both brooders?
galefrances: Have you been able to figure a way to keep the shavings in the pen? I thought about it last night, what about cutting up a cardboard box and fit it on the inside as a barrier to help keep them in? You might also try putting a few papertowels under the waterer and maybe that would help them not kick in the shavings so much.
CandleGal: How are your chickies doing? <cough>pics<cough> :)
txchickie: Is your broody still doing good with the chicks? I still wish I had one to slip a few of mine under! I am hoping the cochins I have coming will prove to be broody. I have read alot of posts on how to "break" a broody but none on how to encourage them to BE broody LOL. As far as I am concerned if I had a couple hens broody from spring to fall I would be tickled pink!
Dutch552: I am hoping one of the black broiler roos doesn't get too big so I can use him as a rooster. I want to be able to raise my own cross meat chickens. If one of the black broiler roos doesn't work out, I am going to get a cornish (not the cross) as suggested by someone here on BYC. How did your chicks fair their first night?
puglady: PICS!!! I wanna see your mixed variety chickies please :) I am having alot of fun trying to guess what is what with mine.
Just settled the chicks in for the night (i.e. turned off the light). One of them is not too happy about that and is cheaping his/her little heart out. I don't have it fully dark in there, the light in the next room is on so they should have enough light to see to tuck in for the night.
They are all still doing good. We did a head count and I think the DOA was one of my Black Australorps. I am going to see if they can stick a replacement in with my next shipment at the end of July.
I braved up and told my husband about the guineas, he didn't seem to mind... still haven't told him about the ducks, but I got a while before I have to confess that LOL.
Unfortunately I didn't get any better pics! I will keep trying, going to see if I can rig a basket or something and get group shots LOL. Need to get a good pic for my avatar and see if you guys can help m figure out who is who! I think the two Ameraucanas are one light and one dark, going to be interesting to see what they look like. They don't have as puffy of cheaks as I thought they would.