Getting My First 2 Chicks Today!!! ***UPDATE: Pictures!!***

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KaylaBird, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. KaylaBird

    KaylaBird Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 25, 2010
    Sunny SoCal
    So Excited to go pick up my standard cochin and buff orpington today, they are already 3 weeks old but still super cute! I'm getting a big palstic tub to keep them in for the month, I'm also picking up some starter mash and a chick water and feeder. I have an old heat lamp clip that I've fastened an old pie tin around to make a metal reflector/cover and have an old red heat bulb that I had for my gecko. I'm wondering what I should use for the bedding? My hamster just died [​IMG] and I have a whole huge bag of carefresh bedding that I was wondering If I could use until I run out of it and then buy some shavings? Will this work out ok?

    UPDATE: Here are my girls!!! [​IMG][​IMG] They are sleepy chicks right now. The bigger one is the Orpington and the grey one is the standard cochin.

    The backyard playhouse coop is making good progress! If I can keep up the momentum with my dad and family we may even have it done by this weekend!!! (wishful thinking!) We wont need it yet for the chicks but maybe if its all done I can convince my family to adopt the hen at our local shelter that has been there since September!
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    As long as it doesn't have a strong odor, like cedar, it should be OK. If that's the stuff they put hamsters in at the pet store then it's fine.
    yay chicks!
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010
  3. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    Adorable! Congrats.
    Yep, just make sure there is no cedar in the bedding and you are fine.
  4. annaraven

    annaraven Born this way

    Apr 15, 2010
    SillyCon Valley
    Great pics! They look happy.
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Congrats! They are adorable.
  6. fluffychickens

    fluffychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    Adorable [​IMG]

    Could you get another shot of the buff is it really so orange?
  7. KaylaBird

    KaylaBird Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 25, 2010
    Sunny SoCal
    Quote:She is pretty rich in color but I think most of the orange look is from the red heat lamp.[​IMG]
  8. Yay! and Congrats. Many great memories to follow. Good for you. The shavings should be ok.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    They'll be fine and they look real healthy.
  10. SFlChicks

    SFlChicks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2010
    South Florida
    Congrats! We have a buff orpington as well. She was adorable as a fluffy yellow chick. She is the youngest of our flock of 3, so we still consider her the baby. Have fun![​IMG]

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