I'm a new mom! *chicken mom* DUW

jc12551

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Jan 8, 2008
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Today I bought 8 chicks from another BYC member, via another member. One expired shortly after getting home
, but the rest are good. I think I have: 2 Australorps, 2 Ameraucanas, 2 Buff Orpingtons, and 1 Barred Rock. They are eating, drinking, sleeping, and pooping away! I am so excited.


pics to come in a minute as soon as everyone goes to sleep

In the brooder, making a mess:


Ameraucanas


Buff Orpingtons


Australorps


Barred Rock


Group Pic


They got wet and are covered with poo. Their feet are caked and their butts were pasty. I have taken care of the worst of the butts, but the feet and the parts not impeding the flow of matter will have to wait until tomorrow. I think they are stressed enough.
 
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tiki244

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funny feet!!! those are some cute chicks amd congratulations. I came over from the other thread to see what was going on, you know, the h*****s


 

jc12551

Songster
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Jan 8, 2008
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S.W. TN
tiki, don't let the cat out of the bag with our 'other profession'


One of the Ameraucanas almost didn't make it through the night. I unpasted it for the last time at 1am and it passed I think an entire intestine worth of matter. After that it started chirping and eating/drinking. I really feel like a new mom today! Good thing I don't have to work. I love Spring Break!
 

jc12551

Songster
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Jan 8, 2008
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S.W. TN
The little Ameraucana just unexpectantly had a seizure and died.
One minute it was walking around, the next it is in on the ground dead.
 

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