chicken addiction

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken_Girl, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Chicken_Girl

    Chicken_Girl Out Of The Brooder

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    my gosh you guys were right these chickens are soooooooooooooo addictive and i can not wait till we get started on the coop and we get the chickes in feb

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i really cant wait till i get my four chicks any suggestions on where to buy a chick friendly feeder and drinker?

    can also people post pics of these particular breeds umm

    Buff Sussex
    New Hampshire Red
    Rhode Island Red

    mostly as chicks but older chickens are fine
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Rhode Island Red Rooster, approximately 1 week:

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    Same rooster, approximately 3 weeks:

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    RIR with his brooder mates (three Ameracaunas/EEs and one Buff Orpington pullet):

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  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Oh yeah, you can get feeders and waterers at any feed store or a farm and ranch store like Tractor Supply Company, Atwoods, or Orschlands.
     
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  4. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    picture of my rirs hens
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  5. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a chick friendly waterer:

    A pet rabbit/guineapig/rat water bottle. You know the ones with the angled metal tube that has a little metal bb in the end? Someone on here suggested it. You can aso get the tips by themselves at Tractor Supply company for $4.50, to attach to a soda bottle.

    I tried using one with my most recent chicks. It's just as easy to teach them to stick their beak in the metal tube, as to teach them to stick their beak in a dish of water! And its so clean!! No more pine shavings and poop in their water. I found it absolutely wonderful, and highly recommend it! I would suggest no smaller than 12 oz, or you will need to fill it 3 times a day very soon.

    No risk of them drowning in it either.
     
  6. Chicken_Girl

    Chicken_Girl Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks guys thats useful and i was going to ask questions about chick drinkers and whether i could use rabbit drinkers thanks

    do you need to have a chick friendly feeder?

    any pictures or comments welcome
     
  7. maggie b

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    How do I tell Rhode Island Reds from New Hampshire Reds? I have some light orange hens who had white wing tips when young that are starting to lay early. And I have some dark glossy red hens with dark green/black tail feathers. I've googled pictures of both and I'm still confused.
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:The former are your NHRs and the latter are your RIRs.
     
  9. maggie b

    maggie b Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'm liking the New Hampshires. They are very gentle and start earlier than the others. Nice body size too.
     

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