Baby chick adoption

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gimmie birdies, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are adopting baby chicks here is a couple of tips.

    I have to drive 3 hrs or more to get baby chicks and since it is still cold in our area I get hand warming pads to put under a chick sized quilt to keep chicks warm on way home.

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    also in the right hand corner of this pic you will see the plastic water deal, I always put a dish under that to keep the pen dry.

    if you use a small plastic dish to feed chicks be sure it is weighted down so it doesn't flip on top of chicks.

    congrats. feel free to leave your tips!
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I love the stuffed animal you placed with them. Hand warmers are a great idea, I kept several on hand when my hens were babies, just in case of a power outage for warmth…glad I didn't need them.
     
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    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    My chick in that pic was an only chick, the little flowers would move and she wasn't lonely. one week later she got friends and looked shell shocked. that is her in the back.
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    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    She does look surprised…so cute. I assume those are naked necked chicks, quite interesting. Glad you got her some friends.
     
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    The NN's were her 1/2 sisters. same dad diff moms.
     
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    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    They are all so cute. Never seen baby NN. Thanks for posting pics.
     

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