Look at the mess I've gotten into...Many Pics included!!

catdaddy66

Songster
10 Years
Nov 18, 2009
1,050
17
151
Lugoff, SC
I know, I know...

Should have avoided the feed store this day, but secretly was hoping THEY were in!! And they were!!
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The DW has told me I could NOT have 5 EE's...so I got 4!!
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These are the pics, and they appear to be as old as my other chicks
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and here are my 3 week old chicks from Ideal (hatched 2/16/10) now. These are Barred Rocks, RIR's, Australorps and Black Stars.

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I have all but my speckled sussex pictured here. They were too skittish today (camera shy!) My flock is now 34 large!

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Let me know what you guys think!!
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felidaet

Songster
11 Years
Dec 10, 2008
987
17
141
Vancouver, Wa.
Based only on the picture they are looking pretty crowded. You might want to look into moving them to a larger brooder soon. Keep an eye out for pecking. This sometimes occurs if they are overcrowded.
 

catdaddy66

Songster
10 Years
Nov 18, 2009
1,050
17
151
Lugoff, SC
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I agree and I am in the process of having this problem solved. The little gluttons exploded in size!! Who knew?
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I am having my friend come over in a couple of days to place screen doors on 3 shipping crates that I have in order to have more brooder space. Also, the brooder in the pic (w/ many birds) is a duplex style, w/ the exact same space available using an archway to connect both sides. There is a better pic on the brooder pic thread near the most recent pages. I think they will be rehomed to newer digs at 4 weeks old. And they have had minimal pecking behavior, which I am surprised at...mostly it is for dominance and not due to stresses of space/feed/water/etc, but I do NOT want that headache!!
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Shelly_WNC

Songster
9 Years
Feb 23, 2010
382
5
109
Pleasant Shade, TN
wow 34 - you sure have your hands full.

How do you keep track of them all? I only have 11 and I have named 4 , the others all look the same so I have to wait a few more weeks to see if I can tell them apart.
 

catdaddy66

Songster
10 Years
Nov 18, 2009
1,050
17
151
Lugoff, SC
It's tough, Shelley, and I haven't named them all. I am lucky that I have 5 hens of each breed (5 of those too) so I have a 20% chance of knowing my birds by knowing the breed. the trouble comes in when my packing peanuts are black mostly like my BSL's! One has a brown head and he is called Honcho (get it?). We are naming the others slowly as we note specifics about them!
 

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