Getting new chicks today....scared to death!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by featheredroots, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally getting new chicks today, I'm excited, but also scared to death! After having to give the first bunch away, and then losing all of my second batch a couple of weeks ago, I'm hoping that the saying " The third time's a charm", hold true.

    I called the feed store this morning, but the chicks haven't arrived yet, and the man wasn't sure when they'd get there. I hope they come in soon, I can't take the suspense! I'm so nervous that I thought I was going to be sick this morning. I hope that I'll feel better when I finally get them home, but I know I'll probably still be wary until they're grown and actually laying. Fingers crossed for them to all be healthy, and all be pullets this time! [​IMG]
     
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you lost your last batch to an illness I'd make sure to have thoroughly sanitized the waterers, feeders, brooder box, coop, etc... before the newbies arrive. Good luck hope they come in soon.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    What happened to both batches?
     
  4. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]

    We think they died from a vitamin deficiency, but I didn't want to take any chances, so I sprayed everything down with bleach water. The solution was pretty strong, so I'm hoping it killed anything that may have been on their stuff.
     
  5. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got our first batch from a breeder that didn't sex. One died, and two out of the remaining three were roos, so we gave all three to a friend that has a farm. They're happy litte free rangers now. [​IMG]

    The second batch didn't have such a happy ending. They came from a hatchery, because we didn't want to get roos this time, and we think they were vitamin deficient. It took a long time to figure out what was happening, and by then it was too late. The first died on her own, and I ended up culling the rest. [​IMG]
     

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