Got my babies... pics....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mojo Chick'n, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Well, I got my babies this morning. I was going to get them tomorrow, but they came in today at the feedstore, and my kids overslept, so I had to go to town to take them to school anyway.....

    I got 4 Black Australorps, and 6 americaunas. The pics are mostly hind ends, LOL I'll get better pics when my kids get home and I have someone to hold them while I snap the picture.

    One baby is a blue/silver, very pretty. He's the one who is looking directly into the camera, LOL I tried to get a side shot to show his color, but he wanted to pose, instead.

    Here they are....


    aren't they just squishy cute !!!??
  2. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    Dec 27, 2007
    They are cute! What do you have in the waterer?
  3. They are cute.
    She's got marbles in the waterer so the babies don't drown. They will fall asleep by the waterer and drown otherwise.
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Yep, they are those flat marbles for plant decorations and such.

    I'm having a hard time keeping the heat adjusted. It's been warm here the last couple days, so we've had the heat off. But, they are parked by my snake tank (I had to turn his heat lamp off today - it got too hot), and the room is closed, because the dogs are both geeked over the peeping when they first got here - and I have an old cat who would probably harrass them to death - even if she is too old to actually "hunt" them. The room, therefore, holds the heat really well.

    I have another box, twice as big as this one, which I need to get ready to move them into - I just haven't had a chance to do it yet. That way, they'll have a longer area, so they can escape the heat if it gets too bad. Right now it is 95 in there, but the lamp is touchy, so the slightest variation in angle and it gets too hot. I don't want chicken nuggets when I get up tomorrow morning, LOL.

    On another note, this is not chicken related, but I am so thrilled, I gotta tell someone. I went to my local second hand shop today, and bought a white trapunto quilt - queen size, in perfect condition - not a spot on it, for 10 BUCKS!!!!!
    It is beautiful. (the old cat loves it, LOL)

    Oh, btw - the chickies, I got a great deal on - if I bought chick starter, I got 5 free, then I bought 5 more - for one dollar each. It's been a great day for money deals for me, <g>.

    Peace -
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  5. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    ok, got some better pics....





    I moved them to a larger box, and they seem a bit better on the heat regulation. This one should be big enough, also, to hold them for a couple of weeks, at least.

    Peace -
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    adorable! our farm store has a 5 free chick w/ started purchase too, but you have to get cornish x chicks. we don't want cornish cross *pouting*
  7. petlove

    petlove Songster

    Jan 27, 2008
    Skiatook, OK
    Absolutely adorable! I cannot wait for mine. I, also, ordered some black austrolorps. [​IMG]

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