My chicks are here, my chicks are here!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rustic Chicken, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Rustic Chicken

    Rustic Chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2010
    OK, so I know this may not be too exciting for most of you seasoned chicken mom and dads, but this is our first set of chicks and I am over the moon excited (and addicted and in love). They arrived yesterday from MPC (who by the way have been nothing but fabulous). Enjoy!

    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    They're adorable! I love your brooder. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  3. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2010
    Providence, RI
    very cute!

    and i agree, that brooder looks amazing! how long did it take to make that!? i'm inspired!

    what kinds of chicks do you have and what inspired you to get them!?
  4. Rustic Chicken

    Rustic Chicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2010
    Thanks so much for the brooder compliments! It was really easy to make, took about and hour and only cost around $40 or so to make. It is 4x4x2 to accommodate 8 chicks at a time (2 sqft/chick). It actually has an open bottom so that we can move them outside for a bit on grass when they get bigger but still have them contained and protected. So far it has worked out great. We will just store it above the coop until we are ready for another brood.

    We have 3 Australorps, 3 Barred Plymouth Rocks and 2 Speckled Sussex. We decided on those because of their reported great dispositions and good egg laying abilities.

    Have a great day everyone!
  5. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    Congrats on the new Fuzzy Butts! They are an addiction! I love the Brooder aswel! Great job and Idea!

    God Bless!
  6. casumm

    casumm Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    Our MPC fuzzy britches arrived this morning. I think we may have EE sisters!
  7. ellieroo

    ellieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2008
    [​IMG] the brooder really nice job. Never enough pics of cute fuzzy babies!! Yours are very nice! [​IMG]
  8. Berkshiremom

    Berkshiremom Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2010
    Western MA
    SO must be a proud momma!
  9. zDoc

    zDoc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Farmington NM
    Wow ... that brooder is awesome....very lucky chicks. And very cute chicks. [​IMG]

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