Just got my first chicks from Ideal (pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by slc, May 8, 2009.

  1. slc

    slc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're finaly here. All arrived a-ok. Spunky and active out of the box. So far so good. They are so cute. Ideal did a good job marking them. I put #4 rubber bands on their legs out of the box to mark males and breeds. There are EE, Australorps, Buff Orps, Buff and Partridge Chanteclers, Brahmas, and Buff Laced Polish. It's a little hard to tell the Buff Chantecler and Orpingtons apart right now. They all look healthy so far.

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    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  2. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable chicks!!!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Amazing and beautiful.
     
  4. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Super Cute!!! [​IMG]

    Awesome that they made that long trip in such great shape! My Ideal chicks arrived perfect too, but then it was a short trip here [​IMG]
     
  5. I LOVE COCHINS

    I LOVE COCHINS ChochieChochieCoo

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    They are beautiful! I love [​IMG] Ideal Hatchery!! Good luck with those babies!!
     
  6. I LOVE COCHINS

    I LOVE COCHINS ChochieChochieCoo

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  7. slc

    slc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it's been 24 hours now. One chick with a small rattle (clicking) to his breathing and a little weak. I held it in my hand and encouraged it to drink some Duramycin 10 water from a cap. After that he sparked up a bit but still noticeably sick. Anyone have thoughts about this? Should I separate him? Stress sickness or contagious repertory problem starting here? All chicks have been given water with sugar and Duracycin 10, is there anything else I should be giving chicks start showing these respiratory signs? I also have Sumlet on hand.
     

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