Got My Chicks Home.... BUT!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stitch, May 8, 2008.

  1. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicks arrived safe and sound...Got Home with them opened up the box OOOOOhhhh My Lord they sent a extra 9 chicks Holy Smokes..... 8 are Dark Brahma Bantams not sure what the other 9 are suspect all roo's to help keep them warm during the travel time...

    Feeding time they were hungry...
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    Camera Shy
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    Look out behind U!!
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    Hey get out of my way!!!
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    Hey take my pic...
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    will post a short video o youtube soon...stay tuned [​IMG]
     
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  2. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    You hit the mother load,,,do you think they are all hens?
     
  3. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! 9 extra !!! How cool is that
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    that will be great if they are all hens [​IMG]
     
  5. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are cute! I was actually hoping for an extra rooster or two, but I guess 30 was enough to keep warm.

    And there may still be a rooster in the bunch anyways! [​IMG]
     
  6. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone have a clue what type of chicks they might be? (the golden ones)
     
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  7. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a newbie, but I was thinking that they look like my New Hampshire Reds.
     
  8. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Well, I'm new to the RIR's but my chicks have dark stripe on back and top of head with a bit of a dark streak by the eye. ( they are all pullets though )
    Not sure if this works with all breeds, but take each chick, hold carefully and then spread out a wing to see all feathers coming in. If the row of feathers on the tips are all the same length, roo, if second row is shorter, pullet. But you can only do this in the first couple days of life to tell.
    Since you don't know the breed other characteristics may not help here, time will? I'm sure they are not all roos. I don't think they would do that, but I'm sure you will have some. Craigslist is a good place to rid some if you need to.

    Where did you order from?
     
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  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Ohh you got packing peanuts, how cute. I always thought they are production reds or some like that, any kind of roos that they cant get rid of otherwise. It beats killing them.
     
  10. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    Orderd From ideal
     

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