Just got my chicks today!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickadee30, May 26, 2012.

  1. Chickadee30

    Chickadee30 In the Brooder

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    I think they're a couple weeks old. I was so excited forgot to ask and waiting for an email reply from their mom. Also, all the feed stores were closed....anything I can feed them tonight? Or think they'll be ok til tomorrow mid morning when they open up again? :-/ 4 Buff Orps I got. I'm sooooo excited. They're in my room tonight. Setting up their coop Monday.
     
  2. Charleymitchell

    Charleymitchell In the Brooder

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    give them some bread. You can let them forge outside, My six chickens, their about 2 months old, They feed themselves i hardly ever feed them and they are big fatties lol!
     
  3. what did I do

    what did I do Songster

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    Make sure they have water.

    Good luck with your peepers :)
     
  4. Countrymom116

    Countrymom116 Hatching

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    Congratulations! We just got our first chicks today too, very excited to watch them grow. We have been ready with a homemade plastic bin brooder, chick feed etc. for days. Just put ours to bed for the night and they are sleeping peacefully and huddled together (we have 7)Good luck to you, I look forward to sharing stories.
     
  5. Chickadee30

    Chickadee30 In the Brooder

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    Thanks all! Yeah I wasn't expecting to get them today, but found out this morning they were available...I wanted 6 but only 4 were left so I figured better get them before I don't get any! I am loving them. Gave them water as soon as we got home and they acted like they hadn't drank in days! So cute. :) I gave them a banana. Will put a piece of bread in there, too. Glad to hear they won't die overnight from starvation lol. I'm sure it's normal that they're stressed and alerted every time the door opens. I want to love them and hug them and kiss them and they're looking at me like, "don't kill us!". I'm giving them time though before I snuggle too much. ;)
     
  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    You could also scramble them an egg. Chicks usually love them and I love to watch them play egg football. LOL You could also cook them up some oatmeal or corn meal mush. Good luck with you little ones.
     
  7. Chickadee30

    Chickadee30 In the Brooder

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    Oatmeal! Perfect, my kids suddenly decided they don't like it at all anymore and I won't touch the stuff so I can get rid of the last couple packages. Thanks!
     

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