My FIRST chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by astylishgirl, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    Well, we just went down to our local feed store and bought 9 chicks. They came in today from Ideal. We got 5 Ameraucanas and 4 Dominques. My husband is building a brooder and in the meantime, I have them in a plastic box with my desk lamp and a saucer of water and a dish of food. They are all sleeping under the warm light right now and seem pretty happy!

    We are on our way!
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Be sure you put some little stones or marbles in the water dish so they don't lay in it and drown OK ! Up above on the very top is a place to click "The Learning center '. Lots of info on taking care of your fuzzy butts ! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    Do I need to put rocks even in the automatic ones that are about an inch deep? Yikes... glad you told me that.
     
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Yes when they are small they will fall asleep and flop there beak in or just fall over into it. They will be able to peck around the marbles to get water just fine.
     
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to chicks and BYC
     
  6. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

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    They are so much fun....enjoy
     
  7. BigSkyChickens

    BigSkyChickens Free Bird

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    Welcome and enjoy your new chickies! They are adorable when they fall asleep standing up, then nod over onto their beaks into sor of a "tripod".
     
  8. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    YES!! They are so cute when they sleep. My goodness, but they are either sleeping or wolfing down their food. They eat a lot. I swear they have already gotten bigger though I know its not so.
     
  9. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:OH yes...it IS so!! My chicks didnt have tails when I went to bed one night and honestly the very next morning they had tails!!!! This was like at a week old or so...so yes...you are seeing them grow right b4 your eyes!!!! LOLOLOL Dont you love it!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    So is your coop finished?

    You will want them in it soon!
     

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