babies coming

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

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Songster

    Oct 28, 2011
    North Central Texas
    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 In the Brooder

    Dec 25, 2011
    Neat! Wish they were mine. [​IMG]

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

    Ukiah Chirping

    Nov 15, 2011
    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 In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    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 Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    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 Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    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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