My Babies at 6 Weeks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catdaddy66, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Songster

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    I have 6 week olds that were in need of new housing so my cousin helped redo an older coop I fashioned from a bunkbed frame and a packing crate. I will show the old and new versions. The old one I entered in the ugly coop section!
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    These are two views of the old version. The next several are of the redone version...
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    Now the birds! Aren't they awesome?! I have 26 (16 hens ordered and 10 roos via packing peanuts.
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    Here they are in the 4'x8' run under the crate.
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    I have a ramp and two latches on the door (predators should be stumped!). I know the ramp needs steps...
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    Here are the babies as babies 3 days old, and the brooder they were in for 4 weeks after two in the cardboard box.
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    I am hard at work to get the A-Frame coop they will be housed in permanently
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    The flock has 4 Australorps, 4 Delawares, 4 Easter eggers, and 4 Gold Sex Links. The roos seem to be of a red variety, and most will probably go to freezer camp in a couple of months [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. austinandkara

    austinandkara In the Brooder

    The coop you are building looks great [​IMG] Those chickens are beautiful!! It is so great to see how much they've grown from chicks. I always try to make sure to take pictures of the chicks when I first get them so I can compare to what they look like weeks later. [​IMG]
     
  3. felidaet

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    I am glad you mentioned something about roosters because some of them do have suspicious looking combs. You mentioned 4 each of 4 breeds. I count more than 16 in the pictures of the brooder. Were some of these "packing peanuts"? My guess is that some of the red ones are RIR.
     
  4. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Songster

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    Quote:Yeah, I ordered 16 pullets and got 26 birds! The 10 were packing peanuts and ALL have turned out to be roos! That took skill. Usually they are picked from straight run chicks, but to get 10 out of 10 cockerels takes a special kind of luck. Some may be meaties I'm afraid.
     

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