First Trip Outside Pics and (Unrelated) Close Call!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmerwomanwannabe, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. farmerwomanwannabe

    farmerwomanwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    I took my week old chicks outside for the first time today. It was right around 90 out so they were perfectly comfortable. It was so much fun to watch them romp around and we even fed them some ants. Ill post some pics below, but I have to mention the scare we had tonight! My husband went in to check on the chicks this evening and found all 5 surrounding one chick pecking her. He brushed them away and found she was all wet so he came and got me. When I picked her up her feet were cold, her tummy and chest were damp and she was shivering. Turns out their whole brooder was soaked! I think one of them (likely the wet chick) turned the waterer on its side and let all the water leak out. Im not sure, It was still upright when I found it. I also filled it up more today than I had been, so Im not sure if it just leaked? To be on the safe side I just filled some water back in the tray (didnt fill up the top storage part). They also have a little rabbit waterer that they know how to use should they run out of water in the tray. Anyway, I transferred the chicks into a box with their light while I changed out the wet chips and by the time I moved them back they were all warm and dry. I gave them some yogurt mixed in with feed (which they love) for a little energy boost to fight off any chill they might have gotten. They all seem quite content now. This gave me a quite a scare!

    And here are today's pics:
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    White Plymouth Rock
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    Rhode Island Red
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    Partridge Plymouth Rock
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    White Leghorn
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    Barred Plymouth Rock
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    Edited to label the breeds
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  2. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do itty bitty baby chickies always look so pouty? they are stinkin adorable.
     
  3. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww how sweet and what a variety you have too !!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Cute chicks! It's good to let see the real world. [​IMG]
     
  5. farmerwomanwannabe

    farmerwomanwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I agree they are pretty darn cute [​IMG]

    They seemed to enjoy the outside world.[​IMG]
     
  6. farmerwomanwannabe

    farmerwomanwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! Im no longer a new egg! Woo hoo! lol
     
  7. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my. Your new babies are SO cute!! Great photos!! : )
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Great pictures!!! [​IMG]

    One came out of the brooder coop and soon more were out.
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  9. farmerwomanwannabe

    farmerwomanwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] isnt that funny? They always wait for one to get the nerve to go first then they all follow suit.
     
  10. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the cavity.....sweetness overload!
     

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