Chicks Arrived & Doin Good!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by quietlyscheming, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. quietlyscheming

    quietlyscheming Out Of The Brooder

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    So my chicks arrived (ordered from Meyer's Hatchery ) on Nov 1 and they're doing good so far! I got the call from the post office and they had to leave them on the porch since I was driving the wife to the airport at the moment. Luckily for us a friend lived in the neighborhood five minutes away and brought them inside. She had to scare off a cat when she got there! Other than that, the girls are doing good.

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    They're a little more than 1 week old now and are starting to grow in their feathers. My daughter, who's four years old, is in LOVE with her chickens. We're keeping them in our dog's old kennel in our bedroom right now. I've got an infrared heat bulb clamped to the outside and made a low roost out of scrap wood for them to get used to. They've gotten rather used to being handled and we're looking forward to giving treats soon.

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    It never ceases to crack me up to see them on the roost, craning their necks to see outside the kennel. [​IMG]

    Anyway, just thought I'd share my chicks with everyone so far. Thanks everyone for all the help!
     
  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!
     
  3. AZ_HenHouse

    AZ_HenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] aaawww so cute. Congrats.
     
  4. CentinelJr

    CentinelJr New Egg

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    Nice Lookin chicks! Ares are in the same deal to...[​IMG]
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  6. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How Exciting!! [​IMG]

    85 degrees this week 80 degrees week 2 75 degrees week 3 and drop by 5 degrees until week 7 and they will be ready to go out and you will be ready for them to go out. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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