My 1st crack at raising chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4kids4dogs4cats, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. 4kids4dogs4cats

    4kids4dogs4cats New Egg

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    I thought I had missed my chance as our local farm supply store sold out of chicks before I even realized they had them. Luckily they got more and we picked up 11 Cornish X's. I think we may have to figure out a bigger holding place before moving them outside.

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  2. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are adorable [​IMG]
     
  3. HopperVal

    HopperVal Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww they're SO cute! [​IMG]
     
  4. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They're beautiful!

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    Sweet chickens too! We had 3 and I just loved them!
     
  5. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so cute!! can't wait to get the coop built and get ours!!
     
  6. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    BEWARE! Expect to fall hopelessly in love with those little fluff balls!

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  7. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice that you're taking a first crack at raising chicks - but you do know that those are intended to be eaten? And at a very young age at that. Look up other posts and see how others do it. If you want pet/egg chickens, that is sadly not the breed you want -
     
  8. Dirtyhip

    Dirtyhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may go back and pick up a couple of cornish X. They are funny how they just lie around. The cornish are definately a meat breed.
     
  9. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2. these are THE meat variety, so don't fall too much in love.
     
  10. 4kids4dogs4cats

    4kids4dogs4cats New Egg

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    Thanks all, Yes we do know that these are the meat variety, although my 4 year still thinks he will be picking eggs. We hunt so harvesting animals around our house is not anything new.

    It's a bird share with my mother in law. She pays, I raise we all clean them together. The family wants egg layers but when I ask who is going to do chores in January when there is 8 inches of snow, 0 degrees and a 30mph wind they all say "you dad". Well DAD isn't ready to commit to that, so we are starting with some that will be gone in 8-10 weeks just in time for some chicken soup on a cold day.
     

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