My chicks came!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by henhound, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. henhound

    henhound Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it is so cliche' to post this, but I can't help it! My chicks just came in this morning and they are adorable. I have 3RIR, 3Australorps, 3BR and 2 EEs. All arrived healthy but one of the Australorps. She was not moving around a lot and was a bit shakey. She seems to be limping a bit too. I made sure she got warm, got some fresh water and some Gro-gel and she seems to be doing much better although she is still limping a bit. May be spraddle leg, I'm not sure. Any advice???
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    [​IMG] PICTURES???????? Fuzzie butt pictures!!!

    ETA: sorry, missed about the limping one. I'd wait overnight to see if she comes out of it (did you try a little sugar in the water for an energy boost?). If she's still limping tomorrow, you'll need to read up on how to work with spraddle leg. I'm betting the leg just got a big stressed/squished in the move.
     
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  3. henhound

    henhound Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup, I put some sugar in the water. I'll get some pictures up ASAP.
     
  4. KimberlyJ

    KimberlyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!! [​IMG] Waiting for those pics [​IMG]
     
  5. henhound

    henhound Out Of The Brooder

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    Just sat down to upload pics and realized the wife has our camera.[​IMG] I'll have to post them tonight. By the way, the chick with the limp is doing great...no limp and running around like crazy.
     
  6. henhound

    henhound Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally, some pictures of the fuzzy-butts!!!

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    Is it bad to have a favorite already? I love this one...she is so sweet.
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  7. ErinG

    ErinG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh they are so cute! Your pictures got me really excited for spring when my babies arrive!
     
  8. Arcnadius

    Arcnadius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwww. I just LOVE baby pictures! And, no, it's not wrong to have a favorite; just tell them you love all of them equally!
     
  9. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay.. gotta ask since I am a relative newbie.. what's the green stuff?

    Shelly
     
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I see their poopers are working just fine...LOL!! They're adorable of course!! Congratulations!! It's fun having an assortment, isn't it??

    Shelly - the green stuff is probably grow gel...it's used in shipping - a nutrient gel.
     

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