First Run of Cornish Cross Meat Birds and Super Excited!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JessicaThistle, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. JessicaThistle

    JessicaThistle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Ralph, I don't want Bert. I have my fill of roosters. The two that I have at home won't let me sleep a wink and the one that I have in the pullet pen at the farm (oopsie, he's not a pullet) will not be staying for much longer. I just thought he and Sunny could visit. Then maybe we could all have some frogs.

    Anyone want to see a sea of cute?! This is what 312 day old chicks look like. These are Cinnamon Queens aka Golden Sexlinks. I am going to add another heat lamp here in a bit to spread them out some. I really appreciate Cackle Hatchery and the USPS for getting every single one of my little babies here to me alive and well. Yay!!

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  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Nothing Is cuter than a sea of chicks!

    I want them all.
     
  3. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cute. It doesn't look like 312 though. They are so tiny that it looks like only a hundred or so. That's probably why I have a lot of chicks. It never seems I have enough until I actually count them !
     
  4. holm25

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    Yep
     
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  6. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    God, I love this picture. You are my heroine, Jessica
     
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  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I saw an ad on the St.Cloud Craigslist for a breeding pair of guineas for 10 bucks. They are located in Foreston. (first town west of Milaca)


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  8. JessicaThistle

    JessicaThistle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may not look like 312 birds but it sure sounded like it! My daughter and I learned in about 3 minutes during the beak dipping that we needed ear plugs. Thank goodness we keep those around. The scream peeping at these numbers was deafening. It took a long time for the two of us to dip them all and then we just had to sit with them and play with them for a while. So fun!

    We did have a scare last night though. Some friends came over to see the chicks and talk racing. After they left, I finished washing the eggs from the day, checked the chicks and went in to put a can of soup on as it was nearly 10 pm and we hadn't eaten yet. About 10 minutes passed since the chick check. I went to use the restroom and glanced out the window at the brooder house and did not see the light on!! I flipped off the bathroom light and looked out again. THE LIGHTs WERE OUT and I could hear screaming chicks!

    I flew out of the bathroom hollering at my hubby that the light was out. He jumped up and we ran checking breaker boxes, cords and everything trying to find the problem. The chicks were literally screaming as loud as possible. I had to cover my ears it was so loud. We struggled to find the problem and were getting panicked. Finally my husband remembered one of the extension cord had some kind of breaker on itself. He fixed it and the lights came back on. Phew!!

    The chicks had all scrambled into the corners in fear, so we both climbed into the brooder and gently pushed them all back out to the area under the heat lamps. Within minutes they were all calmed down and back to their chick things.

    Wow! That was like leaving home and all of a sudden realizing that you left your baby. Of course, I have never done that. I've just never been so panicked.

    We did lose one packing peanut over night but thankfully the lights stayed on the whole rest of the night and everyone else is fine! I consider night number 1 stressful but successful!

    Linda: Thank you for the kind words. You are a sweetie!
     
  9. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good thing it all worked out!
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Bert on his roost;

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    And for MM A picture of JJ attracting the gals.

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