I am a 1st time chick mom. The start of my story

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by one_egg_at_a_time, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been reading for some time and now I have taken the plunge. My day old chicks got here on tuesday. I found a web site for a home made brooder and this is what the test run looked like.
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    I did not get the temp I want to went with another light.

    This is a pic of the 1st morning. And oh my they are dirty.
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    This is them all cleaned up for a sec. But boy are they cute.
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    I got a mixed group from the hatchery so I am not sure what I have just yet. So I am not sure what I have just yet. So if you know please let me know.
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  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    You have a fair number of Polish; I would guess. They sure are cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. Axona

    Axona Out Of The Brooder

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    The grey ones with yellow heads look just like my white crested blue polish chick. They are cute!
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Yep looks like most of them are polish! lucky you! extreemly good looking birds guaranteed to make you laugh till your gut hurts! And WELCOME!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    The look like punk rock chicks. LOL Very cute fuzziebutts. Enjoy them and good luck
     
  6. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I am super excited and I could use all the luck I can get. I have lost 10 of my 25. But they are about 4 days old so I hope the days of finding dead ones are over for me. I am starting work on my coop this weekend. And I am not sure if I bite of more then I could chew. I am drawing my own plans. So see why the luck is needed.
    I also have a few 5 toed chicks. Do you guys know of any other chicks other then dockings that have 5 toes?
     
  7. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Silkies?
     
  8. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure yet. I have to wait and see. But this is the best I can get of the 5 toed one.
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    Do you think it might be?
    I can not wait to see the crazy hair
     
  9. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    try to provide 1/4 square feet per chick for the first 2 weeks then they will test their jumping skills soon after that.
     
  10. one_egg_at_a_time

    one_egg_at_a_time Out Of The Brooder

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    They will get more space as they get bigger. Right now I am so stressed trying to keep the 90 they need right now. But I was going to the cardbord crycle one. That way I can drop the light down to them. [​IMG] They are just babies. [​IMG]
    I think they are getting the big bird feathers on the wings. When will they start to be the color they will be as an adult?
     

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