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

  1. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone give me any tips on how to raise my chicks for Showmanship? I want them to be kind, calm, good natured chickens. They are Cochin Bantams, one is a Frizzle, the other a normal Cochin.
     
  2. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics?
     
  3. ladyshayla

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    I'm also curious, I was thinking about trying to enter one of my babies this year as well.
     
  4. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, how many of you guys think the black one (named Chili) is a rooster?[​IMG]
     
  5. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, one more question.... Those chicks will be 4 weeks old tomorrow/Wendsday. Can we move them out of the brooder and into the coop?[​IMG]
     
  6. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    usually you are supposed to leave the chicks in the brooder until the chicks hit 70 degrees and then you are all clear.... here in florida the temp is 80-85 and my 3 wk old chick are let out on special days to peck around and eat... best of luck to you!

    i cant tell you male from female until they crow of begin to grow "streamers" from the base of their neck (males only)
     
  7. broodysilkies!?!

    broodysilkies!?! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Colby by the way lol
     
  8. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, okay... The tempeture where I live right now is in the mid 50's, but our coop has a heat lamp in it... Would that work?
     

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