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Another Case of OCD (Obsessive Chick Disorder)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JPinVT, May 18, 2010.

  1. JPinVT

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    Hi there! I have 24 "special assorted bargain" straight run chicks from McMurray, and they're 3 weeks old now. I didn't know I could become so attached to little birds! Here are just a few of the hundreds of pictures I've taken of them so far. If anyone has any ideas as to breed or sex, I'd love to hear them!

    I took a few of the most feathered-out chicks on their first trip outside over the weekend - they couldn't get enough of the grass and bugs and sunshine [​IMG] My dog was a bit confused as to why the creatures from the basement were in his dog crate though...
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    I have a few different color/patterened chicks with feathered feet (all have 4 toes). This lil guy's my favorite - his name is Fritz:
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    Two other feather-footers:
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    This guy is about 1/2 the size of the other chicks, but I thought I was only going to get standard sized chickens... maybe he's just a runt though:
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    Pretty sure this guy's a white leghorn. I was worried he was a cornish x in the beginning, but he's no bigger than my other biggest chicks:
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  2. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Your babies are adorable. I just realized; I have OCD, too!
     
  3. organicchef

    organicchef In the Brooder

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    Very cute!!! I, too, have OCD. My chicks are due today or tomorrow from MPC. I was up all night!!!
    Called the PO 3 or 4 times...(they know me by name now).
    It's like giving birth without the labor!!![​IMG]
     
  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    organichef; I couldn't sleep either. The day before they arrived, I took sweets to the post office- so they'd know that I appreciate their gentle handling of my babies in advance....I'm certain its a symptom of OCD...
     
  5. organicchef

    organicchef In the Brooder

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    What a great idea, noodleroo!!! I can do that at lunch today!! Take them some cookies or something!!
    Thanks!![​IMG]
     
  6. Buugette

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    I'm in there too... [​IMG] I have 6 in the bator and 3 under a broody... they are due to hatch Friday... I'm dying with anticipation. [​IMG]

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  7. organicchef

    organicchef In the Brooder

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    The good news is...we appear to be in good company!!
     

  8. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    I agree; good company...thank you all for being so nice and helpful...
     

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