babies coming

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bj taylor, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    coop is finished & 25 babies from mcmurray coming 2nd wk in feb. six barred rock, 6 black australorp, 6 buff orpington, and 7 silver laced wyandottes. in for it now - no going back. i'm scared. hope they do allright.
     
  2. One of the girls

    One of the girls Out Of The Brooder

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    Neat! Wish they were mine. [​IMG]

    I'm forcing myself to wait until April.
     
  3. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC
    Good luck!! And don't worry about it much! The less you worry, the better they turn out. [​IMG]
     
  4. potluck

    potluck Out Of The Brooder

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    You got the coop finished - you are way ahead of the game - relax and enjoy your babies [​IMG]
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Cool! So are you going to brood them in the coop?
     
  6. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Read the stickies at the top of the page about raising babies. Loads of good info for newbies with chicks. I read them over and over and refered back to them as needed.

    Have waterer and feeder set up before arrival. And call PO with a heads up about their arrival.

    I started with 25 too. I now have far more than that! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations! Be sure to post pictures when they arrive. I have 6 hens right now and I am wanting more. I am trying to stick it out and wait until spring time. It isn't going too well which would explain why I am in the "Raising chicks" section of the forum... [​IMG]
    It can be nerve wrecking being a first time chicken owner, but it really isn't too hard. My advice is take lots of pictures, they grow so fast! Seriously! With in a week they will start having some feathers. [​IMG]
    Also, watch out for pasty butt at first. This is when a chick will have poop on its bum. You will need to wet a paper towel and wipe off their behinds to allow poop to pass through. But you wont have to worry about this after their first week.

    Good luck! I am sure you will be fine! [​IMG]
     

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