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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jc12551, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I bought 8 chicks from another BYC member, via another member. One expired shortly after getting home [​IMG], 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. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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

    In the brooder, making a mess:
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    Ameraucanas
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    Buff Orpingtons
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    Australorps
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    Barred Rock
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    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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  2. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats!![​IMG][​IMG] good luck with those chicks. sorry about your loss.
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Enjoy the lively little ones [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It is always so sad to lose one, but at least you have others to help you through your loss.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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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 [​IMG]

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  5. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tiki, don't let the cat out of the bag with our 'other profession'[​IMG]

    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!
     
  6. jc12551

    jc12551 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The little Ameraucana just unexpectantly had a seizure and died. [​IMG] One minute it was walking around, the next it is in on the ground dead.
     
  7. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aw, they are just too sweet! Congratulations!
     

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