I'm a mom!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jo Anne, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some new babies ... looking forward to good advice from this forum.
     
  2. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First piece of advise, get them off the newspaper. Paper towels will work for now but newspaper is slippery for them and can cause spraddle leg.
     
  3. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And welcome. What breeds are they? [​IMG] They are cute. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wow thanks that is what i read was to use newspaper, ok .. thanks
     
  5. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 rir and 2 buff orr..forgot what the other 2 were, I picked them up at TSC today they are quiet as it 11 pm here now, so I guess all is ok so far.
    gonna keep reading this post, i will worry a little tomorrow while i go to work.
    almost wish i had a nanny cam for them [​IMG]
     
  6. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice picks! And I know the feeling about the nanny cam! I was actually speculating about getting another camera for my fancy smancy baby monitor to watch my chicks. Then I saw the price tag and figured I could just check on them a lot. [​IMG]
     
  7. MapleLeaf86

    MapleLeaf86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had my first incubated chick hatch an hour ago! Not sure if any of the others will hatch, but I am SO HAPPY! This has made my week!
     
  8. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any more hatch?
     
  9. MapleLeaf86

    MapleLeaf86 Out Of The Brooder

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    One more! He/she has some deformed toes (they're all curved), but I read that I may be able to splint and fix them, so I apparently have some shopping and work to do. Splinting will have to wait until he can come out of the incubator though. I also had another external pip about 4 hours ago, but nothing else. Nobody else is making any sound or anything, but for my first attempt I'm calling this a success! I still haven't slept today, but I did the first night. So glad I have nothing to do today HA!
     
  10. designer43

    designer43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to have an IP webcam, but the $$ prevent.
    Check the RaspberryPi. $25 SOC computer, soon to have a $25 camera add-on. Will need a USB wi-fi dongle

    I settled for a Walmart indoor-outdoor thermometer with the outdoor unit placed in the center of the light circle.
    I check it all day long from my easy chair. Too hot? Run out and open the top a bit. The garage has been chilly - cools quickly.
     

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