My chicks/ducklings came this morning!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by grullablue, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a 100% live arrival of our chicks and ducklings this morning! They all seem to be doing no worse for wear (considering they came from TX to WI), and happy to be out of that box. The brooder area for the 30 babies right now is 2x4 feet, and some of them have taken to using the entire thing as a race track. The brooder is expandable to 4 by 8 feet, so should be able to house them comfortably for quite awhile. I have

    Black australorps
    buff orpingtons
    silver laced wyandottes
    Ameraucanas
    porcelain d'uccles
    mille fleur d'uccles
    and three Cayuga ducks!

    They came from Ideal Hatchery, this is only my second time ordering via mail, but the last time I ordered from another hatchery, closer to me, and had three DOA's out of 25.

    I'm happy they're all here, safe and sound! And thankful we JUST put the brooder up last night!

    Angie
     
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  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Awesome! Don't forget to post pictures and mosey your way over to the duck forum to post some there as well! Your ducklings will need additional niacin if you are using chick starter.more information about it can be found in the duck forum!
     
  3. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    They are so FLUFFY! I just wanna kiss em...
     
  5. farmkids

    farmkids Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! I am so glad the babies arrived safely. They are perfectly darling, congrats!
     

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