My baby chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lyndatu, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Here are some pictures of my 5 baby chicks in the brooder. We were going to buy females, but the chicks in the store are not sexed yet. Oh, and sorry for the blurry and dodgy photos........... [​IMG] ..............we're only using a camera phone....we lost our old camera. Here they are:

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    Have you come to rescue us?

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    I can't wait to see the brooder!

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    [​IMG] They still won't use the roost.............I wonder why? [​IMG]
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    Look everybody! What's this? White worms?
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  2. IHeartChickens

    IHeartChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see/find the pics [​IMG]
     
  3. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh! Sorry IHeartChickens! I accidentally pressed the enter button before posting the pics!

    Sorry! [​IMG]
     
  4. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chicks look great, congratulations. Chicks in the store look a little crammed for space.

    If that is grit and shell I am seeing in the cardboard container it needs to be ground finer. A little too heavy for chicks.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Is that rice in a couple of the pictures? I was always told you shouldn't feed rice to any kind of bird.
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Cooked rice is fine for all birds. Uncooked will swell in the digestive system and cause an impaction.
     
  7. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More pics:

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    Hey! Don't touch me!
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    Here's my favorite chick: Sleepyhead!(not his/her permanent name; we'll name them as soon as we find out their gender)
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    Waking her up isn't the best idea......
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    Sleepyhead and this yellow chick are inseperable!
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    We cover up the whole brooder at night.
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    The chick says hi to BYC.com. Hi!
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    My chicken coop. All we have to do is to clean it up a bit and paint. Yeah, I know.......it's looks ugly......but functional. Your chicken coops are unbeatable!
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    Unfortunately we don't know the breeds of the chicks....any help would be appreciated! Oh and the gender, if you can identify it, thanks! They're 3 days old, by the way. Thanks for to your replies! [​IMG]
     
  8. lyndatu

    lyndatu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry: They didn't eat the rice: I just put them there for display for the camera. When they tried to eat them, I'd touch their backs and they will run away. [​IMG] Oh and that grit: That was actually the sandbox, but we didn't have sand so I put some soil in the box. They don't play on it, just peck, peck, peck....(and scratch)
     
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It was hard to tell in the photo if it was shell and grit or not.

    Your coop is just fine. Climate makes a big difference on how they are constructed.

    2 or 3 weeks from now will be better for breed suggestions and sexing. By then we will be able to see the feather color.
     
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