My first chicks arriving tomorrow!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by farmerwomanwannabe, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. farmerwomanwannabe

    farmerwomanwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive got six different chicks on their way arriving tomorrow! My husband and I are so excited. We have a brooder setup in the bathroom, Im adjusting the height now to get the right temp, paper towels on the bottom, starter feed, shallow water bowl, (chick grit and pine shavings for when they are ready) and coop being build in the backyard. I think we are ready! Taking a half day off work tomorrow so I can pick them up from the post office. Cant wait to see them!

    The water dish i bought is one of those where there is a circle and a jar that attaches on top. It looks to be made for chicks and I have seen a ton of them on here, but it still seems a little deep to me, so I think I might just fill it up very shallow and see how they do tomorrow before I add the jar of water to the top. But when I go back to work on Wednesday i will want the jar on top so they dont run out of water or spill it. Im doing the same with the food, until I see how they do with it. Should i need to add marbles to the water dish?
     
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  2. Roosterserg

    Roosterserg New Egg

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    great post some picture ,also were did you get them im also looking to buy a few within the next week
     
  3. mallory2013

    mallory2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are coming tomorrow too!!! Yay! Are you getting them in the mail or are you picking them up?
     
  4. farmerwomanwannabe

    farmerwomanwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered them from My Pet Chicken. That is one of the few places where you can order a minimum of three (four was the minimum in my case). It depends where you live.

    But the customer service is great. They dont send you any tracking info but I wanted to see if they shipped today so i would know if they were arriving tomorrow, so I just called and they were really nice and gave me a tracking number.
     
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  5. farmerwomanwannabe

    farmerwomanwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    They are coming in the mail [​IMG]
     
  6. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wooohoooo!!! I got mine Saturday!!! Some advise if I could....never mind the water bowl...get a rabit bottle..mine learned to use it in under 2 hrs and guess what...no mess!! [​IMG] I have 7 babies so I did get a second bottle since once one decided to drink...they all feel the need to drink also!!!


    Best of luck..post pics pls [​IMG]
     
  7. farmerwomanwannabe

    farmerwomanwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    hmm it may be too late for me to make a change now. I know I used to have one of those little water bottles around, (tried it on my parakeet, she refused to use it)....
     
  8. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you already bought the chick waterer... It is good if you can put marbles, aquarium rocks or pebbles in the waterer because it makes it shallow while still allowing acess to the full bottle of water. Have fun with your babies!
     

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