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1 week old today...pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dwegg, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are my 5 ameraucanas....4x blue and 1x ? black...
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    4x BCM with feathered legs....
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    and here is my other BCM 'special needs' chick with crooked neck...he eats by himself and I have been giving him water by an eye dropper with vitamins/electrolytes in but yesterday I noticed that he is now drinking from the waterer by himself. I was going to cull but couldn't do it myself and took my sweet time to research how and get advice ect and in the mean time he just grew stronger and stronger and is developing the same as the others eating, drinking, pooping just like everyone? I just don't know what to do?
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    Am I doing him and me a disservice by not culling? Has anyone had a chick that lead a successful and full life like this?
     
  2. Heckel's Hens

    Heckel's Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! And my most sought after breeds, so I am way jealous. LOL CONGRATS! The last pic is precious.
     
  3. begbfg

    begbfg Barnyard Beckie

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    So sweet! Love the last pic! Sorry about your special guy! I guess you could let nature take it's course and see what happens. He's a beautiful chick! Congrats!
     
  4. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I will let nature take it's course...I have stopped giving him water and he is now getting it on his own. We will of course keep him if he survives to adulthood...h opefully he won't crow if his neck is like that. He can just live out his life and enjoy the girls and the sun!
     
  5. blue_egg_lover

    blue_egg_lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute! Sorry about your lil guy, poor baby. I hope he does well. You're doing a good job with him by the sounds of it [​IMG]
     
  6. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww, super cute! Stupid question though, what breed is BCM?
     
  7. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just wait and see.... that last pic is adorable!
     
  8. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think BCM = Black Copper Maran?
     
  9. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super Cute!!!
     
  10. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    yep..Black Copper Marran ... and they are all getting so big and strong so fast and jumping and flapping about. I am going to move them to their bigger brooder down stairs where there is a lot more room as the 7 week olds spent their first night in the 'grow-out' coop last night...and i think they enjoyed it (heat lamp of course!)... [​IMG]
     

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