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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by walkswithdog, Apr 13, 2009.
I warned you, the 2 week olds next post.
Oh my goodness! The cuteness is way to much My kids are looking at the chicken pictures with me and my 5 yr old just said " We need to find out what kind of chickens those are because I want some just like those!"
They are way too cute!
I really love the delawares, I got my first eggs from a local breeder and I want more from seriousbill and shortcake here on BYC - who have awesome flocks.
The wee ones are from hatchery stock and I'm not certain they'll get as nice and big as the ones I got from the local breeder but I LOVE the breed.
wow those are big birds for 2 weeks what u feedin
They're looking good, Cher. The Dels are robust chicks, certainly. They were originally bred to be a good meat bird, so good ones from breeders are chunky babies! I love mine. Such personality! So, so, so much better than the hatchery stock I had at first.
I really like the size and growth of the ones from the breeder. The 2 week hatchery birds are slower but not bad compared to the other breeds I've raised from hatcheries.
I'd stick with breeder birds at this point exclusively but I really like comparing things first hand. I'm stubborn like that.
Yes, even the two week olds are pretty grown but I feed game starter to all my chicks like the meat breeders do. It's 28% and it costs more but wow they do grow quick on it.
And for five week olds those dels have truly awesome growth, feather and weight so I'm very pleased with them and can't wait to add the males from CYN and see where we go from here I already sent off all the males from the group in favor of Cyns better quality cockerals for the group.
I really like the breed, now to slowly fine tune things