Just some photos of the new chicks

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Nambroth, May 12, 2011.

  1. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    I thought I'd share a few photos of my new, first ever chicks! I am new to chicken keeping, though I've kept companion parrots for about 24 years. I am so excited to have chickens finally, after years of research, saving and waiting! [​IMG]

    They came yesterday, ordered from Meyer. They are supposed to be all pullets.
    3 days old! These photos aren't the best. I didn't want to stress the chicks so I took quick snapshots with not-so-good lighting!

    The Partridge Cochin, she is such a butterball! I adore her.
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    That butt!
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    Partridge Rock
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    Golden Buff (golden comet, red star, etc etc)
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    Black Australorp
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    Barred Rock #1. She is extremely friendly and will already hop into our hands.
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    Barred Rock #2
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    Salmon Faverolles #1 .. She is the most rowdy and crazy of the lot!
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    Salmon Faverolles #1 again... she is a ham.
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    Salmon Faverolles #2.. we are worried about her. She seems healthy; no signs of illness, but she refuses to eat or drink on her own. When I offer her food and water at the end of an eyedropper she eats vigerously. I'm hoping she grows out of it. I dip her beak and target the food for her to help her learn every few hours but she doesn't 'get' it (yet).
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    Everyone except SF#2 is in great vigor and none are scared of us. This has made targeting food items very easy (all I have to do is 'peck' with a finger and they come boiling over). I adore these chicks! [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. mszekely

    mszekely Out Of The Brooder

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    Beautiful babies! Enjoy.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Superb! [​IMG]
     
  4. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely adorable!! [​IMG]

    I got my Meyers pullets a week ago yesterday..I am warning you...this is what mine look like today, ENJOY YOUR BABIES THEY CHANGE FAST!!!

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  5. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    Giddymoon, I love the photo of your pullet's wings! I know I will adore all stages of their lives. [​IMG] Even the ugly velociraptor stage! Babies are so cute but I also look forward to their personalities and seeing them interact with the world. [​IMG]
     

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