My baby Polish Chicks (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sheilawagner, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Pacific NorthWest
    Here are my Polish chicks at age Week 1. They are now 2.5 weeks old and are growing up so fast. They are so gorgeous. I have 10. 2 black crested white polish, 2 buff laced, 2 gold laced, 2 silver laced and 2 white crested blue polish.

    Giving a nice stretch while socializing with Rummy, my Airedale terrier. Where the chicks are, you'll find Rummy there too.



    A white crested blue perches on Rummy's back


    A golden laced and the white crested blue.

    We don't have any names for our chicks yet.


    The gold laced and the silver laced are the prettiest in the batch, but the white crested is the funniest looking.

    The polish chicks are very friendly, tame, docile and quiet.

    The Cochins can be cheeky and they have distinct personalities.
    The buff frizzle and black Cochin bantam perch on the brooder while hanging out with Rummy, my Airedale.
  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Songster 9 Years

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Great pics! Your babies are so beautiful. [​IMG] I am really surprised that your dogs don't bother them. Mine would always lick their lips when they saw mine through the brooders.
  3. marymac

    marymac Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    The look on your dogs face is priceless!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Pflugerville, TX
    Awww, how sweet!
  5. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Worcester Township
    [​IMG] Those are SO cute! I love the one where your dog and chick are face to face!
    Do you hatch them?
  6. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Pacific NorthWest
    Hi BloominOrchard,

    No I don't know anything about hatching chicks, in fact, I only started my new chicken hobby recently, so I'm very new to this.

    I ordered 1 batch of Cochin Batams online, got so hooked, and ended up ordering a 2nd batch of Polish (the ones in this thread) and now, I am also on the way to get a 3rd batch of Silkies arriving Aug 16th-18th.

    I still don't know much about hatching chicks and stuff, and don't know where this hobby will take me, but I'm looking forward to seeing eggs and how my chicks turn out.

    Currently, I have only 1 laying hen, she is an adult Dutch bantam, and the queen of the flock. She bosses all the adults around, inc white rocks who are 3 times her size. She's the ultimate queen grump hen. Pardon my speech. But that's how I'd describe her. She hatched one sole chick on her own and he's now the spoilt brat rooster in the flock.
  7. sharol

    sharol Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Admire, KS
    Want to trade dogs? Just kidding, but my doxie is quite taken with the chicks. He quivers and drools (not a good sign) when he is near them. I'm doing some work with him out at the run. We sit on the outside, and I "remind" him not to run at the chicks or frighten them by barking. He's doing better, but I'm not sure I'll ever be able to trust him.

    Those babies are adorable. You are quite a good photographer, too. I've been trying to capture one of those stretches for 2 weeks. What sort of camera were you using?
  8. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Songster

    Jul 16, 2010
    Pacific NorthWest
    Hi Sharol,

    I use a Canon Digital Rebel EOS 350D, and a EF-S 18-55mm lens. Just the default lens that came with it. Thanks for the photography compliment, photography is my hobby. I like combining all my hobbies, chicken raising, dog training and photography all in one. Makes me pretty happy.

  9. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    They are soooo cute!!! I especially love that little frizzle! And the fact that the background has shelves and shelves upon books! (I love to read!) [​IMG]
  10. MyCooper

    MyCooper In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2010
    Hillsboro, OR
    Sheila, you are an amazing photographer. And you have a pretty incredible family to boot. Congratulations!

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