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Blue Orpington Chicks Outside - Photos

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MissPrissy, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I put the chicks outside this morning as soon as the sun dried the grass and the morning began to warm up.

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    These are the chicks hatched from eggs from Bamachicken and Jimmy47.

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    They are turning out to be really lovely colors.

    They have also been kicked out of the upstairs plastic tote brooder. They are graduating to the brooder on the side porch with a heat lamp at night.

    These chicks were hatched on April 16, 2008. They are eight days old. Their brooder should be 85 degrees. The sun is very hot out there and they are doing fine laying in the heat in a bed of grass. When they come back in they will go under heat lamps. Right now they are enjoying the grass and the sun and the bugs and the fresh air.

    I have to clean up, sanitize and get ready for the batches set to hatch. [​IMG]

    Here are photos of the geese and the baby goats .
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    how old and what is the tempature at when you should take them out?
     
  3. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    They are really really pretty. Thanks for sharing the photos.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    These chicks are 8 days old. It is 80 degrees here today and very hot in the direct sun.
     
  5. kodiakchicken

    kodiakchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What beautiful chicks! Mine aren't even here yet and I'm already thinking "hmmm, blue would be a nice color to add to the flock!"
     
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

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    They sure are looking good. But you need to teach them there is more to that pen then the corner behind the stick! [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you! Julie, I just can't wait to see how they feather out. My husband loves RIR's. I am hoping before the summer gets too hot I can get some of your RIR eggs.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh, Kitty! They were scared! I took them outside once about 3 days after they hatched then it started raining here and didn't stop. This is the first time on the ground for more than a few minutes.
     
  9. Mrs MIA

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    I wish I had grass already... beautiful babies, Miss P... just beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  10. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute chicks, they are really nice colors.
     
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