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My babies are all grown up!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Aemelia, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chirping

    Mar 28, 2011
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    They have been outside for a week now. They are officially 11 weeks old today. So far no crowing so that that's very reassuring. They take themselves into the coop at night and back out in the morning with no encouragement from me right around dusk. Wow after reading about that on here I didn't know if they would ever go in but it was no muss no fuss. I will still troll the chick board to see all the cute babies but I guess we have graduated.
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    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011

  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Songster

    Feb 5, 2009
    Congratulations! [​IMG]

    It's always satisfying to get them out of the house and into the yard, where they can make all the mess they want [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Wahoo... now it's a 9 week wait for eggs!
  4. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Songster

    Mar 25, 2011
    Hagerstown, MD
    Any pics of the big girlies?? [​IMG]
  5. hennyannie

    hennyannie Songster

    Mar 12, 2011
    North Carolina
    Oh, I think you need some more chicks! CONGRATS!
  6. rsarns

    rsarns Chirping

    Apr 25, 2011
    Quote:LOL... Funny that is what I thought too....
  7. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chirping

    Mar 28, 2011
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    LOL If I could I would have more! We live in town though and are only allowed two hens...and we have three. I have gone in and out of the farm store 3 times thus far and walked past all the tempting babies. They still had them last week! Even a whole bin of buff orps which was what I wanted when I initially went chick shopping. It was hard not to get one or two. But I made it out. I am already plotting where we can move to when my sons are both graduated from high school in 4 years so I have enough land to have all the pretty chickens my heart desires!
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011

  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I'm sure you will have more birds. 3 is not enough. I started out with 6, now I have over 100 birds. Chickens are addictive!!! Before you know it you will be hatching.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011
  9. ginger c.

    ginger c. Songster

    Apr 20, 2011
    congrats! [​IMG]

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