DH just bought me more chicks! :D What do you have?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LukeandAli, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2011
    Carver, Oregon
    We hatched 5 chicks this week (Monday) and today we went to the farm store and DH bought me 5 more chicks to keep our original 5 company. Well, our farm store 5 ended up being 6 because the girl helping us out wasn't sure one of our "pullets" was really a pullet (I'm thinking it may be a boy. Of our 3 Welsummer "pullet" chicks, one looks a little different.). So, we have 5 barnyard mutts we hatched from eggs we got on craigslist.com and today we got 3 Welsummers, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Gold Sex Link, and 1 Black Sex Link.
    Yeah for chickies![​IMG]

    Anyway, that's what I've got in the brooder. What do you have?
  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Previously Barred Babies Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Congrats on the chicks!! [​IMG]

    I've got babies hatching as we speak!! Had one before I left to go to work and about 6 pips, excited to see what I'll have when I get home!! [​IMG]
  3. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Sweet! Gotta love a hubby that brings home chicks! [​IMG] Here's what I have in my brooders:

    -1 White leghorn
    -1 Welsummer
    -1 Rhode Island Red
    -1 Sicilian Buttercup
    -1 Partridge Penedesenca
    -1 Ameraucana
    -1 Ancona
    -2 Buff Silkies

    Tomorrow, chicken math is going to happen in a premeditated fashion and I'm going to pick up 4 more from the feed store when I go to pick up more supplies. Providing they are all still there tomorrow, here's what I'm going to add to my brooders:

    -1 Giant Barred Cochin
    -1 Sexlink (the red kind)
    -2 Ameraucana (a light one and a dark one)

    SO excited!! They're all so adorable, and growing well. I've never seen a Barred Cochin before and have always wanted one, but no feed store has ever had them. They have a bunch of assorted cochins in the pen and I've been studying chicks for so long, eager for my own, that I recognized the little yellow dot on the head of a black chick and realized what it was. They also have a silver-laced one, which is going to be gorgeous. I'd get it too but I'm going to be raising my birds in Catawba Converticoops in my backyard and don't have room for more of the big gals, especially as they don't lay very many eggs and are broody a lot. Can't resist one though. I've always found them to be such beautiful, good-natured creatures. It almost seems like having one of those in a flock of more flighty birds tones down the overall high energy of the group.

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