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Got my chicks this morning!!!! *pics*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wjallen05, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a call this morning at 7:30 from my post office letting me know that my chicks had arrived.

    I ordered 8 Ideal 236 Leghorns, all are fine, but 3 don't have any spots? 5 Easter Eggers, but one of them was dead [​IMG] and 5 Silkies all are fine. And I got EIGHT packing peanuts.... [​IMG] I have no idea what they are. They are a reddish brown color with a yellow belly and one of them has a black dot on it's head.

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    Pictures!

    All the little peepers...

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    Easter Egger pullets

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    Silkie baby

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    The Peanuts.... anyone know what they are??

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    This is the one with the black dot on it's head..

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  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    .......yippie!.... waiting for pictures.......
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  3. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah!!

    Looking forward to those pics!!!
     
  4. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like RIR or Red sex links but more like RIR
     
  6. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    Your packing peanuts look like my Golden Comets did when they were babies.

    Can be Red-sex-links too. THey are very good layers if they are all pullets. Keep them, they are really pretty too.
     
  7. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute chicks! Congratulations! Sorry for the loss, but be happy! You got lots of chicks!

    That silkie chick looks adorable. My guess is the peanut ones might be Rhode Island Reds or New Hampshire Reds. I have New Hampshire Reds and they look similar to those chicks, but they might be something different, too(Red Sex Links as luvchickies said)

    Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful experience with them! [​IMG]
     
  8. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you guys think they (the packing peanuts) are males or females?
     
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like some of the RIRs that I've hatched. Hard to tell. So many of them look similar at this age.
     
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  10. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    You could call the hatchery and ask if the packing peanuts they use are male, female, or straight run.

    Until they start developing it's hard to tell their sexes without being an experienced sexer. You are going to have to wait a few weeks.
     

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