Left for dead on my door

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sylverfly, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone dropped three tiny chicks off at my house today. They were left on my porch in a plastic grocery bag…not even a box… a plastic bag loosely tied shut. They were all cold but one had its eye tightly closed I used a warm damp paper towel to wipe the eye and white goo came out the eye is now open and looking clear. Was its eye just like that because it was cold? And what breed are these chicks? They all look the same but each one is colored a little differently. I made a makeshift brooder and they are doing much better but they seem to be peeping rather loudly.

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    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Silkie or silkie-mix chicks! [​IMG]

    Congrats!!!
     
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    I agree, they are definately silkie something or anothers.
     
  4. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwwwwwww...poor babies! What kind of jerk would put them in a plastic bag? At least you have an excuse for more chicks- and cute chicks! Congrats on the silkies!
     
  5. WhitehartRabbitry

    WhitehartRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White goop coming out means it probably has an eye infection. I would keep it clean and keep an eye on it.

    And I agree- Silkie/Silkie x chicks.
     
  6. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    They are cuties! Peeping loudly usually means they are cold. If you put a gallon of hot water wrapped in a towel into the brooder, they may snuggle up to it & stop peeping. Or if you have a heat lamp, that could help too.
     
  7. Kieyamama

    Kieyamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those chicks were blessed to be dropped on your door step.
     
  8. SandyK

    SandyK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How in the world could people be so cruel. I guess it could have been worse. Thanks for taking care of those babies. Hope they turn out beautiful for you.
     
  9. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What the.....how can some people be so.....grrrrr........

    At least they are in good hands with you! Congrats on your new babies!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG] for the chicks for "landing" on your doorstep. I am so glad they did not freeze to death.


    Poor little peeps...................what is wrong with some people [​IMG]


    For the peeping, besides your heat check, my indoor chicks love a stuffed animal that they can cuddle with.
     

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