My First Chicks (w/ lots o' pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mradam, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. mradam

    mradam Out Of The Brooder

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    I was finally able to finish the preps for the chicks today.
    Their brooder is in the kid's old play house, which I sealed, secured from animals, and cleaned. I may or may not turn this into their coop.
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    Went to the local feed store and came home with 4 RIR pullets.
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    And here's more pics...

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    They seem to still be staying under the light, even though it shows over 95 degrees. Could they still be cold?
    Also, they pick a little at each other(eyes and feet mostly). Normal?

    Maybe I'm worrying too much, I just want them to do well!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I wish I could have brought my DD's playhouse to Va when we moved from Ga. It would have been PERFECT for my goose house.

    Love the fluffy butt! Have fun with them.
     
  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Yes, the picking is normal. They have to try everything to see if its good to eat. Plus, eyes look like shiny beetles and toes like delectable worms!! Ours have finally stopped, for the most part, at about 2 weeks old.

    That playhouse looks like it would transform nicely into a 4-hen coop!

    Stacey
     
  4. mradam

    mradam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick reply! I was thinking that too about the playhouse(please excuse the mess around it). I plan to start on the run this week!

    A chicken-owners work is never done!

    One more thing... do they need grit yet, or should I wait?
     
  5. Kitsune

    Kitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if all they are getting is chick crumb then they don't need grit, it's just for helping to crush up grains and other big stuff.
     

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