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

jc12551

Songster
12 Years
Jan 8, 2008
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S.W. TN
Today I bought 8 chicks from another BYC member, via another member. One expired shortly after getting home
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, 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.
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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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Group Pic
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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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jc12551

Songster
12 Years
Jan 8, 2008
666
28
173
S.W. TN
tiki, don't let the cat out of the bag with our 'other profession'
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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
12 Years
Jan 8, 2008
666
28
173
S.W. TN
The little Ameraucana just unexpectantly had a seizure and died.
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One minute it was walking around, the next it is in on the ground dead.
 

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