My babies are here

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by addicted2chicks, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    First I am testing to see if I uploaded this pic right, if I did I will add more photos. [​IMG]

    I did it right. lol
    So I got up early this morning and waiting for the post office to call. Had everything ready to go out to our heated game room where we are keeping the brooders. Finally when she called, I thought she was so sweet cause she said "your babies are here." So up to the post office I went. I asked her if I could open the box in front of her to check on them and was surprised that every one of them made it, 100.
    Got them home and mixed their vitamins in the waterer and got the waterers set and them to counting and showing them each where the water was. Dipped each beak in the water and counted 26 of each breed. So 104 made it home. All seemed healthy and doing well.

    This is 1 of my 3 brooders.


    Here is their first picture. Aren't they cute?


    I seperated 2 breeds into each of 2 brooders. My third brooder is for my guineas coming tomorrow. I am trying to figure out which breed is which still. The one had all yellow chicks, the other had redish chicks and the other had a mix of reddish and yellow chicks. I know the black ones are the barred rocks but since I am new I don't know which is which of the other 3. I ordered Isa browns, Rhode Island reds and Buff Orpingtons. If anyone knows which would be which please feel free to let me know.

    This is the ones that were yellow of one breed and reddish of the other.

    Here is the barred rocks with the ones that had reddish and yellow chicks.


    Checking out the waterer.

    Checking out the feeder.




    I know this one is a barred rock.

    I put 2 lights in each brooder to get it up to temp, but them I turned one off for each brooder.
    This pic is a little fuzzy.

    I am sure I will post tons of pics as they grow. Hope others don't mind seeing my babies.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  2. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    Congratz! [​IMG]
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008

    I can't wait to see pics of them!

    Good job on the brooder! [​IMG]
  4. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Dang, thats some big brooders....and three! (they do look great) Just how many babies are we talking here?
  5. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    Here is another question, there was a sticker on the side of the box by the barred rocks that said pullets. I am wondering if the barred rocks were all pullets, if the entire box of all breeds were pullets or if maybe the stick accidently ended up on the box? I ordered all straight run for all the breeds.
  6. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    [​IMG] Thats alot of chicks... they are very cute [​IMG] Your pictures are great! I'm new to the chicken world too... good luck and enjoy your babies!
  7. scarter

    scarter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2008
    Roberts, WI
    Those are nice brooders. Do you have them lined with lineoleum? I'm wondering how easy they are to clean.
  8. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    They are so cute! [​IMG] Are the yellow chicks your buff orps? I'm new too, but BO's are what I have coming in 26 DAYS [​IMG] Those chicks look like the ones I have been "studying." Can't wait to see more pics as they grow. Congrats!
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Straight run would give you two different colors with the Isa Browns. (they are sex link) The lighter ones would be males.

    White dots on top of the barred rocks would be pullets?

    Buff orps don't have white wing feathers.

    In the first pic the group on the upper right are your Isa Browns. Light chicks cockerels, darker chicks pullets.

    Lower right, buff orps

    Upper left, production reds

    Lower left, barred rock.


    You must have a big coop and must be planning on butchering a lot of birds!
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2009
  10. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    I was going to line them with linoleum but I ended up not only because I didn't have time to run and get some by the time I thought about it. I put a bunch of newspapers down to line the bottom, then I put pine shavings and then the paper towels. So honestly if the bottom gets icky we can just put another bottom on. It takes 2 pieces of OSB per brooder each OSB piece costs $5 and it takes half a piece for the bottom. So for $2.50 we can replace the bottom if we need too. But if we do, I will probably put linoleum down then.

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