HOLIDAY HATCH PARTY... chicks anyone... the party continues....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by evonne, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i decided to go ahead and start a thread here... it was discussed in the hatching and incubating thread...100+ posts over there and going.. but now our eggs are chicks....

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is the noiseiest bunch i've had.... if they can see me it's normal volume chirping.. but if they an't see me.... i swear i could hear them throwing fits all the way at the back of the propert while i was feeding the goats and donkey....

    this is my first hatch... the others were day olds.. ish... from the feed store... does that make a difference???
    i was the first thing they saw through the incubator window.... i don't know what or when the hatchery chicks saw.. lol...
    i'm gonna go insane.... !!!!!!!!!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I have 2 brooders going so far (one more to go, in a couple days) from the Halloween Hatch. The first ones are all fiesty now, and running around. The second group (Lavender Orps) are just now kickin' in with energy. You can almost tell when the yolk has been absorbed, can't ya? They start eating like crazy and fightin' for alpha position! LOL
  3. Luvmybob

    Luvmybob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    4 babies-


    Not sure who is who or what is what right now---they could all be BO since I lost 7, I'm a little confused.

    2 Born 10/30/09
    2 Born 10/31/09

    Thanks for starting this thread!!




  4. R&RCoop

    R&RCoop Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 28, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    1 hatched an hour ago and waiting on the second egg under the broody. Candled both 2 days ago and they were doing good. So hoping the 2nd eggs makes it. Will post up picks when the chick comes out in the open.
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Mine hatched a week before Halloween. Congrats to all of you Halloween hatchers though. Looking forward to seeing all the babies.
  6. neferset

    neferset Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I need to grab the camera. Can some one get my shoulders and push me up and cure this headache too? I moved the chicks from 2 weeks ago (except for Tiny, who at two weeks is the size of my Halloween bantam chicks). I thought they would do better in a less crowded brooder. So right now the brooder has the Halloween chicks and the ones from before Halloween.

    And today I found a cache of 8 eggs. I was a good girl. I put them in the fridge so I can give them to our neighbor across the street like I promised.
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I just moved all my babies into their new brooder in the garage. 30 babies, so far. Hoping to add 24 more in a couple days, if the Delawares do well!
    Here is my "disposable" brooder, 6' x 8'.
    ETA: It is 3 ft tall, and has a hinged (duck tape) door on the near side, so I can go inside. The 2x4 holding the lights is braced on saw horses (and nailed to it). Then DH further braced the light cords with a little plasctic doo-hickey that is used in wiring/electrical stuff. I don't want to take a chance of the light falling and starting a fire.


    Here are some closer shots, just a few minutes after they moved in:




    Last edited: Nov 2, 2009
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I hatched 4 silkies for my DD on Halloween (can you say "Trick or tweet!), and had one that had zipped but waited until Sunday to hatch out. Then 2 more hatched out Sunday afternoon! [​IMG] Will post pics soon!!!

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2009
  9. crobi13

    crobi13 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2009
    Braintree, MA
    @ kathyinmo: What is in the water bowls? [​IMG]
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    kathyinmo: What is in the water bowls?

    Marbles in the water bowl. I lost one, due to baby standing over the dish and fell asleep, and drowned. I highly recommend marbles, alot of them. I had them in there, but not enough I guess. I also put them up on a small brick now. If you are talking about the darker colored water, I add, "Nutri-Drench," it is a nutritional supplement.​

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