Just got chicks today!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by katiad, May 20, 2012.

  1. katiad

    katiad Hatching

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    I haven't had chickens for about four years, since I moved to the "big city" in Montana, Billings. We have a no-chicken policy here, but they are about to enact a chicken ordinance at last!! Our city council voted last week to enact the ordinance. There are a couple public hearing sessions before it goes into effect and is fully adopted, but it looks good.

    Good enough, anyway, that I bought six chicks today at the farm store when I saw the sign saying they wouldn't be getting any more. (I figure if something happens, and it doesn't go into effect, I will just have to rehome to someone out of city limits. But it really doesn't look like it's gonna go that way! Woo!)

    In any case, I now have two white leghorns, and one of each of these: white orpington, new hampshire red, rhode-island red, and black star. Hurrah! All but the leghorns are new-to-me breeds! (My previous chickens, all 17 of them or so, were a mixed lot as well! These chicks were MUCH better socialized than the ones I purchased a few years ago through mail order, so I'm pretty happy with that. Of course, they're a bit older and bigger than 3 day old chicks, too. Hmm. May have to stop by tomorrow to check their ages.

    For now, they're in a kiddie pool brooder in my garage, eating and piling on top of one another happily.

    I don't have a coop yet, but am working on getting that done. Thrilled to death to be getting some urban hens at last! I miss my farm style eggs!
     
  2. GardenGal

    GardenGal Songster

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    Yay!! Welcome to BYC, and welcome back to chicken land :D
     
  3. katiad

    katiad Hatching

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    Thanks! Glad to be here! The peeps did well through the night and are busy this morning!

    Farm store didn't have any chick grit (just the #2 stuff), so I'm holding off on any treats. Boo.
     
  4. ChickiesInUtah

    ChickiesInUtah Chirping

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    Congratulations on your new chicks and most of all for the passing of the ordinance. That's wonderful!
     
  5. drpurl

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    Congrats!
     
  6. mkcolls

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    [​IMG] from Ohio!
     

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