Got my baby chicks yesterday - pictures

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smnytx, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. smnytx

    smnytx Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our first foray into chicken keeping (although my DH grew up in East Los Angeles with chickens in his yard!). We have designed our tractor/coop, and plan to build it over the next few weekends. In the meantime, we've got the chicks in a plastic storage bin. I've cut out part of the lid and inserted a metal grate using zip-ties, and so far, it's working like a dream.

    OK, so far is just over 24 hours, but what can I say? The babies were delivered to the feed store (from Ideal) on Thursday, but I have no idea how recently they hatched. If anyone can give a guess, let me know. The pictures were taken yesterday (Friday, 9/28).

    Meet the chirpy McChirpsters:

    Rocky (the barred rock - she has the cutest, fuzzy white penguin butt!):

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    Rhody (the RIR - and what can I say? My DS named them):

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    and Racket (the Auracana, so named for chirping LOUDLY on the ride home):

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    There they are, the newest additions to our suburban homestead! They'll be moving out to the screen porch as soon as I find the folding table. Thanks for looking, and any expert guesses as to their "hatch" date would be appreciated. I think that Rocky might have hatched earlier, as she is a bit more petite, but they seem to have about the same amount of wing feathers...
     
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't have a clue as to how old they are but can I just say .....aaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww![​IMG]
     
  3. newchickowner

    newchickowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are so adorable!!! Don't ya'll just wish they'd stay that small and fuzzy forever!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SQUEEEEE!!!! Too cute! I want to kiss the little fuzzy heads.


    If they were delivered on Thursday they probably hatched on Tuesday. After a week they start to get some pin feathers, so these guys are probably a week old on Tuesday by my guess. Have fun with them!
     
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  5. nancyy

    nancyy New Egg

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    awwwwh , theyre soo cute. and i bet theyre going to be gorjuss
     
  6. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look about as feathered as my kids who hatched last weekend, so I'd say they're 3-5 days old (so I'm with peepkeeper on Tuesday or there abouts being week 1).

    Congrats, they're adorable! [​IMG]
     
  7. ParadiseHawaii

    ParadiseHawaii Out Of The Brooder

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    My babies were delivered to the feed store (from Ideal) on Friday Aug 17th. I was told they were 2 days old.

    Have Fun.
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Cuties! My age guess: I don't think I see an egg tooth on any of them and they have baby wing feathers coming in so I guess....3 days old.
     
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  9. leghorns_rule

    leghorns_rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1...2...3...AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
     
  10. suburbanhomesteader

    suburbanhomesteader Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chicks arrived from Ideal last Thursday, were shipped Wed, and I presume they hatched Tuesday, and they look exactly like yours. I would say 5 days.
     

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