Anyone else Raising Chicks right now?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bleenie, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I've been playing with the brooder babies for the last hour and was wondering if anyone else is raising chicks right now? I had to bring all mine inside because of the nasty weather. They're a little crowded but seem quite happy.

    9 Black 'Mystery chicks' (straight run)
    4 Buff Wyandotte pullets
    3 Barred Rocks pullets(maybe 1 suprise roo)
    2 Rhode Island Reds pullets
    1 Muscovy ducklet

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  2. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Look in the corner of the first picture. One of the mystery chicks looks like it's kissing the BR! [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:ooh it does! I just noticed that, how cute! I have chicks hatching on Thursday [​IMG]
     
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I completely missed that! [​IMG] that BR is my suspected roo too.. already gettin sweet on the girls!!
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have three silkies in the mud room, one and a half week old.

    Also I have four Golden Lakenvelders (5 weeks old) out in a tiny coop with two 100 watt bulbs, and a canvas tarp over their coop. It is WARM in there!! Even in the 18 degree temp.! No huddling or uncomfortable-looking chicks there!

    After the silkies get to be about three weeks old, out they go to the coop under lights too! But not in this cold snap.

    I keep picking them up and sitting next to the woodstove with them- they are snuggly! I usually don't hold chicks so much.

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  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    That's where mine are, next to the wood stove all cozy in their cage [​IMG]
     
  7. Tropical Chook

    Tropical Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have a whole load of fuzzy butts running about, but of course I don't have to worry about cold weather here in Thailand. [​IMG]
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, I hatched some Olive Eggers and Easter Eggers a little while ago, and, well, . . . We just got a freak winter storm (We almost never get freezing temps or snow) and lost power last night for over 10 hours.

    Let's just say we lost 4 chicks and an entire incubator full of hatching eggs. [​IMG] [​IMG] Loving our utility district. [​IMG]

    Otherwise, our chicks under broody hens especially are doing really well! Broody hens are always a plus . . . They allow chicks to learn free range dieting at an early stage, they all MUCH more cold hardy chicks, and they teach them valuable behaviors. Also, they don't require electricity. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:That's three of us in WA state with chicks (me included). I'm so sorry for your loss.
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Yup. Hatched out 8 buff silkies and 3 ameraucanas last Sunday. They will stay in the house until they are completely feathered out. Our temps are pretty mild, but I'm sure they will get nasty about the time I want to move the babies outside. [​IMG]

    I have two hens sharing a pile of eggs between them. They should hatch this week. Fingers crossed!
     

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