My Buff Orpingtons and the heaters...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dsmdaryl, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. dsmdaryl

    dsmdaryl Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a couple pics of my Buff Orpingtons and the 'heaters' that were thrown in for the ride. Anyone know what they might be?
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    Here's Dumpy, kinda hoping he/she makes it, but it's kind of the runt of the bunch. This one was in the worst shape, I've really been trying to work with her/him.

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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Well, the extra packing peanuts are sure to be cockerals.
     
  3. Brian

    Brian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't you lose a ton of feed by feeding they out of a shallow bowl?

    They are very cute!

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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, they're not Barred Rocks is all I know. No headspots that I can see. They look more like Australorps, actually.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look like the mixed cockerals I got last spring.
     
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  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    They look exactly like my 4 day old australorps.
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    pretty fancy looking packing peanuts!!!
     
  8. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dear MissPrissy, I am a newbie and just wondering how you can tell they are cockerals?? Can't wait until I can see such things!! [​IMG]

    Theresa
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The free extra birds for warmth are always cockerals. It is one way they get rid of the unwanted males.
     
  10. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oooooh. And here I thought you must have magical abilities. [​IMG]
    seriously I always find your post so informative, which is greatly appreciated by this newbie. [​IMG]

    Theresa
     

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