My feed store had a bantam assortment!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by renatpreschool, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. renatpreschool

    renatpreschool Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    So, I'm hatching a bunch of chicks already and go in to my feed store to grab some more feed, etc... and lo and behold, they have BANTAMS!

    Looked like some kind of bantam assortment -- I could identify cochins, silkies, japs, among others.

    I ended up grabbing 4. A black silkie, a white silkie, a cochin(I think. I'll post pictures later to get some ideas on this one) and a mystery little black and white chick (Also will post pictures to get some feedback as to what she might be). They're ridiculously cute and fitting right in with the batch I already have hatching.

    Just wanted to brag a little [​IMG]

    Edited to add: They have poo on their toes! Gross I know, but warm water didn't seem to phase it and I'm nervous about getting them too wet. Still, I keep my chicks meticulously clean and it makes me nervous! Ideas?
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Q-tips, warm soapy water and a nice cuddle. Congrats on your find. I had the same thing happen to me on Saturday. Got4 Ameracaunas....
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Bantam Chicks !!!! How cute!!!! [​IMG]

    Mild soapy warm water and a sponge will do wonders for the poopy feet [​IMG] Just be gentle.

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