First Time Chick Parents, Spring 2016

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

  1. collie1470

    collie1470 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha, that's clever! My fiance is building a Gilligan's Island themed coop, so whatever roo we end up having will be named Skipper. I don't want to name a boy yet though, in case we have to choose between more than one boy [​IMG]
     
  2. collie1470

    collie1470 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switched the zipties right after taking the pictures. The hardest part is keeping their foot still for the 2 seconds it takes to switch it out haha. I'll grab a picture quick of how loose the new ones are (just small enough that they can't slip their foot through). I clip it off while it's still a little loose, just using some cutters meant for jewelry making (since they're smaller than the regular sized ones).
     
  3. Stormy4369

    Stormy4369 New Egg

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    [​IMG] Rhode Island Red - 2.5 weeks
    [​IMG] Barred Plymouth Rock - 2.5 weeks
    [​IMG] Mottled Orpington - 1 month
    [​IMG] Blue Orpington - 2 months
     
  4. collie1470

    collie1470 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had to get black chick. He/she is by far the most cooperative lol
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  5. kekstrom

    kekstrom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha. Nice. When we had our litter of lab pups, we named them by their collar colors. To this day when I see one of the pups (now 7 months old) at their owners home, I still refer to them as "Red", "Blue", "Pink", "Yellow", "Orange", or "White". We kept "Green"... and he's the only one who has a real name now. ;)
     
  6. kekstrom

    kekstrom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you already posted this... but are they all mixed together? Just curious... ours are a few days apart in age and doing great. But we're getting another batch of special ordered chicks in May and I'll be separating them until they are the same size.
     
  7. Stormy4369

    Stormy4369 New Egg

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    I just got the 2 older ones yesterday and they are separated from the 2 young ones. The 2 older ones seem to get along fine, I think maybe when the 2.5 week old chicks are a month old I will put them together. My RIR is a bit bossy and might get herself in trouble. [​IMG]
     
  8. kekstrom

    kekstrom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha. I have heard that about RIR. Bossy pants. Thats funny. There is always one.
     
  9. jayelle96

    jayelle96 Out Of The Brooder

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    New here with four little chicks - two Auracana, 1 each Red Star and Black Star. We got the first three Saturday, but the Black Star just joined the family today.

    At nearly two weeks, the Red Star is the oldest.
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    No names for any other than the Black Star. My son christened her 'Bowie' before we even got her :)
     
  10. Chicksy

    Chicksy Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting new babies this week! Very excited but nervous. I'm a first time chick mom and am researching up a storm! I'm only going to get 2 or 3 to start. I don't want to be overwhelmed. I'll post pics soon! Any tips for prepping?
     

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