it's chick crazy here...update pg. 4

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by miss_jayne, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:We tried to do the Mt Healthy deal but they sent me a ship date in October.
    Meyers had a fryer special of 50 various cockerals we bought and the Cornish
    should be here Wednesday morning. [​IMG]
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    woo hooo! here come the meaties!
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

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    I bet all those chickies make a LOT of noise and a LOT of poo. [​IMG]

    They're so dang cute, though!
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    the noise is almost non-existent. they only start peeping when the scary hand goes into the brooder or i turn a light off momentarily. other than that, they are super quiet.

    the poop, on the other hand....[​IMG]
    i just add layers of shavings or scoop the ooky shavings out.

    it's ca-ra-zaaay!

    actually, i just offered a few to a home schooling mom on Freecycle to see if she wants to do a lesson on genetics, with the sex links. cool!
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    edited...double post...dumbputer got stuck![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    so far, 101 of the 102 chicks have thrived! they are 2 weeks today. here they are, out in the tractor. they are bunking with 5 older cornish x. the older girls are showing them the ropes. so far, so good!

    next, they will get split into more tractors, when they are feathered out. right onw, they have 2 heat lamps and lots of sunshine.


    [​IMG]


    we still have 74 of the 80 fryers inside in stock tanks...6 went to live with BYC'er, Gloria.
    they are growing like weeds too!
     
  7. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    That's insane! Chicks everywhere! I still fell overwhelmed that I might have 25 hatching soon...[​IMG]
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    they seriously are! but, even with as many as there are, it's not too much, YET.

    i helps that i just processed all the 9 week cornish x. so, only 175 to go![​IMG]

    hope your hatch comes out 100%!
     

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