My First Chicks! *Pics*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LivinNewDreamInND, May 14, 2010.

  1. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our family finally recieved our first chicks today. :yaThey came from efowl.com and they all arrived healthy and active. They took to eating and drinking almost immediately. Our repurposed material brooder seems to be working great and staying the right temperature for them. We ordered 5 buff orps, 5 silver laced wyandottes and 5 black jersey giants. Only 1 extra arrived a slw.[​IMG]

    Group photo:

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    SLW:

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    Buff Orp:

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    BJG:

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Very cute! Nice setup you've got there too. They are so sweet.....
     
  3. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great pics!!! cute chicks and great brooder!
     
  4. fastpat

    fastpat Chillin' With My Peeps

    You'll be buying a larger waterer pretty quickly, I'm glad I bought the one gallon size initially and will have to increase that soon. I did have to raise it up, twice, to keep the wood chips to a minimum.

    I also understand that the Black Jersey's mature much later than the norm, not reaching adulthood until about 20 months.
     
  5. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    so cute i love the little blue 1[​IMG]
     
  6. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. We made our brooder out of a shipping crate from our recent move. We found hinges and a knob in our new shop junk cans and my sons and I painted it with our leftover paint. It turned out pretty good and kind of looks like a piece of furniture. I do have two of these waterers in the brooder they were found in the barn and I cleaned and disinfected them with boiling water and a bleach solution soak.

    Here is a picture of our brooder:

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  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    cute babies! nice brooder...have fun![​IMG]
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    So cute! Congratulations, enjoy them!! [​IMG]
     
  9. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    Wow! I LOVE your brooder! [​IMG] What cute chicks!
     
  10. zDoc

    zDoc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute, and they posed so nicely for their photo. [​IMG] Very nice brooder [​IMG] They sure get big fast, do have your coop ready?
     

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