Chickens are addictive!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Aspen47591, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Aspen47591

    Aspen47591 In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2008
    OK, so our original group of ten girls are doing great, 12 weeks old. They are so much fun and love to interact with us. Soooo....

    At a farm auction last week, Hub bid on Araucana chicks. Ten more chicks! One didn't make it through the first night, but the rest are bright-eyed and active, growing like weeds.

    These are such beautiful chicks, different colors. They are wilder than our first group and don't like to be held much. I can't even get them to eat out of my hand. Yet!
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Welcome to the slippery slope down..... [​IMG]

    [​IMG] The more the merrier, that's what I say [​IMG]
  3. I have six of these chicks and they were eatting out of my hand by the end of the 2nd week I had them. I had all 6 of them on my hand trying to eat! Now they are outside and when they see me coming they all stand at the gate waiting to see what I am bringing them.

  4. Aspen47591

    Aspen47591 In the Brooder

    Apr 1, 2008
    Hub cuddled one of the chicks last night while I was cleaning the brooder. I got a pic of that! The little spotted/striped chicks are so cute! This one just settle down on his belly and took a nap.

    In this bunch, we don't know if we have males or females. I hope we have a few girls!
  5. brownfarms

    brownfarms Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    San Diego Area, CA
    Not only are chickens addictive but so is this #*!? forum:p
  6. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Yeah when I first got my chicks I just figured some would be for meat, others for eggs, order new chicks every year, end of story. Well then I found BYC and found out about incubating and buying hatching eggs, etc I have ducks coming at the end of the month and I have my eye on an incubator!
  7. Texas Leghorn

    Texas Leghorn Hatching

    Jul 8, 2008
    Had a bad experience. Raccoon reached through the chicken wire and killed three of my new brood (7 weeks) of 10 pullets and a rooster. I messed up and put some roosts on the inside, very high up on the front which was chicken wire. While they were sleeping the Raccoon reached through and got three of my hens. Pretty gruesome. They are all Leghorns. I want to get some more (maybe 10 more Leghorns) to fill out the original group. Will the new 10 integrate well into the 7 week ones and will they become one flock?

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