First Time Chick Parents, Spring 2016

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by feetkissearth, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  2. MuppetChickens

    MuppetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We are brand new to Chickens! (I've shown Cocker Spaniels for 20 years & also have 2 Collies) I brought home 6 Silkie chicks. I'm excited to see what colors they will be! Great forum! I want to take excellent care of this little flock! [​IMG]
     
  3. Redwolf141

    Redwolf141 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are 12 days old.
     
  4. MuppetChickens

    MuppetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it normal for chicks to sleep with their necks stretched forward?
     
  5. 16 paws

    16 paws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute, I love silkies, when I first started I got 5, one of them turned out to be a Sultan!
    Good luck and happy chickening....
     
  6. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll sleep every which way. A lot of times they look like they're dead...until you see them breathing. It still gives me a mild heart attack when they do that.
     
  7. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could be wrong because of the lighting, but it looks like you have one white and the rest are buff. I've got six white Silkie chicks myself...the TSC near me got a whole bunch in as their "bantam" assortment.
     
  8. MuppetChickens

    MuppetChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    THANK YOU for your help!!
     
  9. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so excited to join you all soon! I get to pick up 4/6 of my chicks on the 31st [​IMG] pictures soon to come!
     
  10. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I fitted a 5 gallon bucket with four horizontal nipples for the 10 week olds today. It took them all of 20 seconds to figure them out! Yay for no more dirty water!
     
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