My first chicks ever!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by G-Man, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. G-Man

    G-Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks to Jerry and Rebecca Foley for sharing their beautiful flock!
    They were delivered right on time and they all appear to be very healthy. My wife and I are both very excited. [​IMG]

    I have to commend everyone that has posted images of their birds.. I don't know how you do it.. I must have taken fifty pictures just to get the few I'm posting here.

    We have 12 Blue Laced Red and Silver Laced Wyandottes. We haven't named them yet..
    I'll leave that up to my nieces, they can name anything in a heartbeat.

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    I think this one has Narcolepsy... he/she is the only one that doesn't look like Flash Gordon in the pictures.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  2. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute! I have some foley BLRWs and SLWs, and I really like them. The silvers lay a nice big egg too.
     
  3. G-Man

    G-Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you. Do you think the one that is standing still (bottom 2 pics) is SLW ? If so we have three of them.
     
  4. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I think the one on the bottom is a SLW. Looks like it could use a little sugar water. Just to perk him up a bit. :) good luck!
     
  5. G-Man

    G-Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's the one I'm a little concerned about. I added Save-a-chick to their water is that okay?
    When the rest of them are out & running about the brooder, he/she's the one that is still under the heater.
    I bring it out to the water & food when I check in on them. He's definitely the runt.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats They are awesome. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  7. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the save a chick is good. Dip its beak in the water every so often to make sure its getting something to drink. And sometimes when I scratch in the feed with my finger it makes them eat like crazy kinda like a mother hen does with her beak. Hopefully they all make it. Mine from the foleys all made it they where healthy little Chicks.
     
  8. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on the new chicks. I like all Wyandottes. I will be adding 2 SLW and maybe 1 GLW. I possibly could add some others. One of the local feed stores (and the closest one to my house) is getting an assortment of various Wyandottes on the day I plan to buy my chicks. They don't know which specific breeds will be included until the chicks arrive. I am hoping to pick up a Blue (not BLRW). They expect some of these in the shipment.
     
  9. G-Man

    G-Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    The little SLW is doing much better now.
    Thanks to everyone for your responses.
     

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