Chick Are Here

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Zealo, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Zealo

    Zealo In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2014
    Got a call from the post office at 11:08 this morning saying that my chicks had arrived
    Nearly had my heart jump out of my throat [​IMG]

    All four of my chicks ( 2 Barred rockys and 2 Rhode Island Reds) are healthy and are not showing any signs of sickness.
    Though, one of my Rhode islands looks like she might be a runt, but so far she seems to have the most personality and energy.
    When the others are taking naps, she's pecking away. She also doesn't like being left alone, tried leaving them for a little bit and she starts peeping loudly until I return.....One sec.. Anyway, I've been adding little bit of scrabbled egg in with their crumbles for today
    and they absolutely love it. Every time I do the 'chick' call and tap at the food, they come running. Even put a box-elder to see their reaction. They attempted to eat it and one tried running off with it, but it was to big to eat. I dragged it side to side and had two chick mimic the motion.

    My first batch of chick
    and so far its looking good.

    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Congratulations on your first chicks Good luck with them.
  3. CountryFlock

    CountryFlock Songster

    Apr 24, 2014
    United States
    Congrats! Have fun with them! [​IMG] I got 4 chicks in May. [​IMG]
  4. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chirping

    Aug 26, 2014
    Have fun! Believe me the really cute, fluffy stage doesn't last long so enjoy it while you can! I got 26 on may 31
  5. Zealo

    Zealo In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2014
    Finally decided names for my babies ^-^
    Cruella, Raven, Maleficent, and madam Mim

    Cruella turned into a little hunter on her second day, the others followed shortly behind. And Raven is my most persistent scratcher. However, any time I give them treats and one starts the chase, my runt (Madam Mim) usually stands there and watches the others. Sometimes she'll take part in it, but most of the time she just stands there. [​IMG]

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