Come meet my chickies

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by nwgirl, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ya'll. I got my baby chicks last week. Meet my (2) Golden and (2) Sliver Wyandottes, and the youngest, a Speckled Sussex I call Baby. She's the one staring up at the camera. It took me half a day to get her to drink. I dipped her beak in water, but that didn't work, so I finally removed her from the brooder and took a wet pine shaving and dabbed it on her beak then set her down and tapped at the water, and finally after several attempts, she was drinking on her own.

    Baby is the only one who doesn't freak out when I pick her up. When I call her name, she looks up at me, and she is the most curious and least intimidated by new things.

    The other day I offered them some mealworms and Baby didn't hesitate to snatch it up. One Wyandotte wouldn't have anything at all to do with the mealworms even after the other birds were playing tug o' war and keep away with them.

    I haven't named the Wyandottes yet. I'm just now beginning to easily tell them apart. [​IMG]


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  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    What a cute little bunch you have there! [​IMG]
     
  3. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

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    How sweet! You will LOVE your speckled sussex if she's anything like mine (her name is Gobbles). She's the most curious and calm of the bunch. Enjoy your beautiful chickadees!
     
  4. KaraNChun

    KaraNChun New Egg

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    I have 2 BO, 1 BA, 1 red star and a speckled sussex all 8-9 weeks old. My speckled sussex is always the first to come when I call, never minds being held and has the best personality!
     
  5. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty, pretty babies!
     
  6. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's the sweetest thing...congrats!
     
  7. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh.[​IMG] My speckled sussex are both real pains-- bugging me all the time squawking loudly, and they eat a TON. I mean a TON. They are real purty though. My friend has a whole flock of them, and is removing her two roosters since they spurred her daughter. I bought a few pullets from the farm store, and I thought I might have gotten sussex again, but by comparing my chicks to your photo, it looks like I have two EEs and a wyandotte. How do you know if they are silver or golden?

    oh nevermind, I see from the photo which is golden/silver. Mine is golden I think.
     
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  8. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs.Puff :

    Huh.[​IMG] My speckled sussex are both real pains-- bugging me all the time squawking loudly, and they eat a TON. I mean a TON. They are real purty though. My friend has a whole flock of them, and is removing her two roosters since they spurred her daughter. I bought a few pullets from the farm store, and I thought I might have gotten sussex again, but by comparing my chicks to your photo, it looks like I have two EEs and a wyandotte. How do you know if they are silver or golden?

    oh nevermind, I see from the photo which is golden/silver. Mine is golden I think.

    After the Golden Wyandottes were a couple days old I could see the brown developing in their feathers.

    It sounds like squawking to you, but your Sussex hens probably think they are making beautiful music. [​IMG]
     

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