Baby Chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MckinneyTXBYC, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. MckinneyTXBYC

    MckinneyTXBYC Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey I am new on this forum as well as raising chickens. My husband and I got 8 baby chicks about 2 weeks ago. 4 red sex links and 4 speckles. here are some pics! They are sure BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  2. Asweet23

    Asweet23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome & congrats on your new & very cute additions!!
     
  3. MckinneyTXBYC

    MckinneyTXBYC Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a update on our baby chicks we have.
    They grow so fast.
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  4. kinderhook703

    kinderhook703 New Egg

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    Chicks look good! I am also new to BYC and have 21 chicks about 4 weeks old this seems like the best place for information.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Oh, they are so cute! Are the chicks in the second set of photos about a week old?
    Because I have always had sex-links, and at the time of bringing them home they look exactly like your older gals. I've always thought they were around two weeks old then. It's interesting seeing what the RSLs look like when they're younger. :lol:

    And I shouldn't forget,
    :welcome ;)
     
  6. MckinneyTXBYC

    MckinneyTXBYC Out Of The Brooder

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    The 1st set of photos i posted were around 2 weeks old and the last one i posted from yesterday are at 4 weeks old.
    How do you like your sex-links? do they give as good eggs as everyone says.
     
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  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Oh wow, so ours were even older than I thought upon purchase. 0.^ :lol:

    The sex links are pretty good. They give an egg a day for about two years in rain or shine, but after that they tend to slow down or stop completely. That's why we're due for our next bunch of chicks soon, or we'll be having no eggs. :lol:
     
  8. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 gold sex links that have been great layers. One is turning 3 years old right now. Last year she layed a huge egg every day. They were too big to fit into a carton. I am not getting those huge eggs this year. I suspect that this may be one of my birds that is not laying very well now. With 27 birds it is hard to say for sure who is and is not laying. I am replacing part of my flock this year and will replace the rest of it next year. I will include some sex links both this year and next.
     

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