Getting 3 Baby Chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bloveschickens, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I wanted to start a thread about my new chicks that I am getting. I am getting 3 chicks either next Wednesday or Friday, the lady at the farm store is not sure which day, but will get back to me.

    This is what I ordered:

    1 speckled sussex pullet
    1 Easter egger pullet
    1 Silver Laced Wyandotte pullet

    I already have 1 easter egger but have never had a speckled sussex or wyandotte before so I am very excited! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I am getting my chicks from a local small business micro farm store.

    I have all the things I need for the chicks, I will just have to pick up some chick feed and I will be all good.

    I am so excited for my second ever batch of chicks and will post pics as soon as I get them!

    ***I will continue to update this thread as my new babies grow into adults***

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    Last edited: Mar 11, 2015
  2. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yayy! Chick season is so exciting! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Chicks are so fun! :weee
     
  4. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ikr!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Gotta love chicks! [​IMG]
     
  5. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who else out there is getting some spring chickies?
     
  6. ORChickFam

    ORChickFam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our babies yesterday but I can't wait to see pics of yours when they get to you!!
     
  7. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post Pictures of your chicks! @ORChickFam
     
  8. City-Chickee

    City-Chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I share in the excitement! This will be our first time getting chickens (week of April 6th is our estimated delivery date), and I feel like a mama hen! LOL
    I have been gathering all my brooder stuff since I ordered them in November -
    A Brinsea EcoGlow20
    5 lb bag of Purina Start n Grow medicated chick food
    5 lb bag of chick grit
    a quart waterer and feeder
    puppy pads (for the first few days until they know what food is)
    pine bedding
    For my actual brooder it's still a toss up. I have a nice guinea pig cage that is no longer in use that I think will would good for the first 2-3 weeks, but I will need to add cardboard to a couple sides so it isn't so breezy. BUT, I also have a big cardboard box (it's about 18inches wide by 5 ft long). So we'll see :)
     
  9. SammileeChickie

    SammileeChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use my old guinea pigs cage and cover it up with a blanket so they stay warm inside :) I was using a box but they would scratch up the peepee pads and poo on the cardboard :/
     
  10. City-Chickee

    City-Chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I think I'll start with the guinea pig cage - I'm thinking the cardboard box might be too long for them to start out in anyways [​IMG]
     

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