My first chicks are here... Updated w/Pictures

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JustChicky, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Finally!

    It took them two days to get to me [​IMG], because of the post office (not Ideal), this happens with all of my "overnight" mail. They are all alive and well. I got all 12 Dominiques and 9 "males for warmth". It looks like I only got 4 or 5 males (I ordered 12 St. Run), we'll see. [​IMG] They are so cute and have already fattened up, can they eat too much? I am feeding them Purina Start & Grow and Vi-tal water.
     
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  2. Rebel Chicken

    Rebel Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, chicks cannot eat too much. Let them eat all they can. They need it. i'm glad they all lived. CONGRATS!!!
     
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  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congrats on your new babies! Enjoy them while they are little because the grow FAST!!![​IMG] As for feeding them to much. They are not like fish! They won't overeat, even though it will seem that way much of the time. They can be piggies! Just keep replenishing the food and water as needed and all will be well! Good luck with them! I can't wait for my new order to come in![​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Post some pics!
     
  5. speedabug

    speedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im so happy for you. If this is your first time being a mom to chicks your going to have a blast. They will give some much enjoyment. CONGRATS.
     
  6. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, these are my first chicks. I have been so mesmerized by the chicks, that I almost forgot to take pictures of them. They are growing fast. I am going to take closer pictures later and I will post them.

    Can anyone guess what breed the yellow chicks are?


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  7. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant see them! [​IMG]
     
  8. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! [​IMG] I fixed the pictures.
     
  9. Hen Zero

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    Are They Buff Orps? I have Buff Orps and they look like em. Are They?
     
  10. JustChicky

    JustChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not sure. They are males shipped for warmth from Ideal. I have 9 of them and I think they are all the same. One of them has golden feathers coming in on "his" wings.
     

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