lucky to still have hands!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SLWyandotte, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. SLWyandotte

    SLWyandotte Chirping

    Feb 23, 2011
    Chatom, Alabama
    i just got 25 silver laced wyandottes from the co-op today. they finally came in. put the waterer with sugar water in and dipped their beaks and they were ok, investigating the brooder. then they saw the silver tray of goodness coming in it was a 3" tall fuzzy stampede. like little land piranha. you would think they were starving but we were only in the car for 20 min. they had food in the co-op brooder and the lady there said they had been stuffing themselves all morning. is that normal?
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] A bunch of little piggies you've got there! Enjoy! [​IMG]
  3. AKsmama

    AKsmama Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    Congrats on your new babies! Yep, that's normal. They are growing like crazy and will eat and eat and eat.

    Just wait until they're full-grown and see you with something in your hands in the yard. . . they'll surround you and you won't be able to walk without stepping on somebody [​IMG]
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    A whole 20 minutes with out food????? What do you expect, we're starving already! [​IMG]

    They are so much fun. Enjoy!
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:One of mine jumps up and grabs food out of my hand -- with her already bulging crop. Have to hold treats up at head level.
  6. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    They make the cutest feather piggies though. Don't feel too bad, Spot will peck n bite me when I am adding food. He is a 4 week old brat already. He acts like I am stealing his food when I am actually giving him more food. Hope he gets big and meaty.

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