My babies are here! (with pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by esjro, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. esjro

    esjro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My order from Meyer arrived today. All babies are doing well, after drinking and eating (and eating and eating) they stopped screaming and are lively. They are soooooo cute!

    I can't tell the breeds apart, can any of you chick veterans help me out? There are supposed to be:
    2 buff orpingtons
    2 barred rocks
    2 australorps
    2 red stars
    1 silver laced wyandotte
    1 gold laced wyandotte

    Here they are in the box they arrived in:
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    Here they are in the brooder:
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    They are so sweet and soft. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Wonderful.

    Your orps and red stars will be similar in color to start out, you'll be able to tell the difference within days.

    barred rocks are black with the white dot on their heads. Australorps more black.

    you should be able to tell the difference between your SLW and GLW by week one.

    Congratulations
     
  3. esjro

    esjro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Mahonri. I got my older ladies when they were 4-5 weeks old so I never saw them as chicks. They must grow so fast... my husband thinks they have grown since this morning!
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Awww... So sweet! [​IMG]
     

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