Finally here (with pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kb010, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. kb010

    kb010 Out Of The Brooder

    So I got the call at 5 this morning that my little babies were at the P.O. So I scrambled (or I think the better word is stumbled) out of bed. I plugged in the heat lamp, filled up the water, and ran out to the car. It was pouring! So I made it to the PO in 5 mins flat and found my little peeping box. There were 16 in the box....
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    You can see there that one isn't doing so well. I put in a shoebox lined with straw stuff and let her by herself inside the brooder (the others were picking at her =[)
    I fed her some sugar water via syringe, and she's still not doing well. She was def. showing no signs of interest in the food. I hope she makes it.
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    I ordered 15 buff orps from randall burkey. All arrived in good health minus the one afore mentioned.
    There is one chick with a little bit of a brownish triangle on her head...you can sorta see in the pic above, but not too well. Idk if this is a normal variation, or if this is my packing peanut. They are so cute I can barely stand it. haha.

    I think I'm going to check on the babies and try to take a little nap. Thanks everyone for all the information on these forums. I have learned so much already =]
     
  2. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are so cute it almost hurts to look at em! [​IMG] Someday I'll start from day old chickies too. They are precious.[​IMG]
     
  3. kb010

    kb010 Out Of The Brooder

    hehe. it's true. I only went down to check on them and ended up staring for 15 mins.

    The one that wasn't doing so well passed away. I buried her under a douglas fir tree =[
    The others are doing really well, and a few are settling in for a nap (just like me).
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  4. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Okay, that does it!! I've got to get me those buff orpington chicks I've been yearning for! I got 17 baby chicks 1 week old and just loving it! This is our 2nd year raising chicks. Hope all your others do great! [​IMG]
     
  5. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They made it all the way from Zeeland Michigan. Good luck with them.
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    congratulations. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. kb010

    kb010 Out Of The Brooder

    =] aw thanks, guys. it's going to be so hard to leave them today for class.
     
  9. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww they are so cute, I hope the lil' weak one makes it for you![​IMG]
     
  10. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Oh so so so cute. I just want to pick one up and rub it on my cheek. [​IMG]
    ETA: I work in a small law firm and told my boss that when my eggs hatch, to be prepared to hear some peeping coming from my office.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2009

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