I DID IT... I got 6 chicks today!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Robin'sBrood, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Couldn't help myself, I've been stricken with chick fever! [​IMG] Here they are just after I put them in their temporary brooder. They're 3-4 days old. [​IMG]

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    Any guesses as to what the two colored ones might be? The yellows were sent as assorted pullets and the colored ones as straight runs, but no breeds were given.

    [​IMG] that they're all girls!

    The brooder is registering at 95 degrees exactly and they're doing great... eating, drinking and faintly peeping. I'm going to fix them up with a huge cardboard box brooder when they get a little older and I can lower the temp a little. I'm so excited, I've never had tiny chicks to love before! [​IMG]
     
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  2. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your babies. I can't wait til our TSC gets in chicks. [​IMG]
     
  3. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    They are so cute... mine will be here next week between 25-27 [​IMG]
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Oh gosh, how cute! Enjoy! I get mine in a few days.....I'm a little nervous, trying to read everything I can in this section. [​IMG]
     
  5. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    While BYC is great, it is also helpful to read a couple of honest to goodness comprehensive books about chicks and chickens. I checked several out from my library, and also bought Gail Damerow's Guide to Raising Chickens. I also subscribed to Backyard Poultry.
     
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Quote:I have that book and the mag! But I'm at work sooooo I'm reading up here! But thanks for the reminder, I'll look up my book tonight. [​IMG]
     
  7. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Thanks y'all. I'm finding it rather hard to stay away from them. [​IMG]
     
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    That's gonna be my problem, I'll only get to see them in the morning, then go to work, and not see them again til I get home. [​IMG] Are you at home during the day to NOT STAY AWAY FROM THEM? [​IMG]
     
  9. cluckylisa

    cluckylisa Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 2, 2009
    Central Minnesota
    Mine don't arrive for another month (due to a family trip and not wanting to try to find someone to look in on the babies) and the only way I can make it is when you guys with babies post picts. Thank You! Keep 'em coming.
     
  10. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:Yes I'm a SAHM during the week, but I have to work all weekend. [​IMG]
     
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