Enter the "Peep Show"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Schwartzfarmnc, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our new chicks arrived yesterday morning and all are doing well, eating, drinking and of course pooping [​IMG]

    We ordered through Meyers and I am very happy so far, all 16 are very active even though we are on Pasty Butt patrol on 2 or 3. I never imagined how awesome it is to watch the little ones, they sure have stolen our hearts already. I hope you enjoy the pics! Forgot to mention the chicks digged the growgel and egg yolk, more like attack chickens!

    One of the EE's does like to fall on her back alot, but she eats and drinks and is quick so maybe it's normal, but if you have any clue why they do this please let me know.

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  2. lushland

    lushland Out Of The Brooder

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    Cute! We had 2 chicks from our last order that would always fall onto their backs. One could get right back up but the other sometimes needed help. It only lasted a couple days and then they were both fine and never did it again. I think they were just young and didn't have their balance figured out yet! As long as the chick is eating and drinking and running around, I wouldn't worry about it too much!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Too cute! Love the peep show! [​IMG]
     
  4. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! Some did not like the camera flash so I'll try without the next time we take a few shots!
     
  5. motoclown

    motoclown Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. animaluvr

    animaluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    too cute love it
     
  7. cabincrazyone

    cabincrazyone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been curious about how live chicks are shipped. Are your first three pictures showing the box that went through the mail from Meyers?
     
  8. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, this is how we received them from Meyers, they were a little cold but once we got them into the brooder they perked up much better. Our little EE is balancing much better this morning even though she is the fastest little bugger, she eats great and drinks plenty but is the smallest of all. They LOVE egg yolks, we give them a little each night and they go crazy for them, and we also sprinkle some grit in with the yolks and they seem to enjoy those also.
     
  9. thechickonthehill

    thechickonthehill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute - the "peep show" is fantastic! [​IMG] Enjoy your new babies!
     
  10. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the cutest little stage!! :>
     

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