My First Flock - Hatched 6/17

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ch1ckPea, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Ch1ckPea

    Ch1ckPea In the Brooder

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    Just wanted to share my babies with you. I’ve learned so much from this forum so thank you! I got them from Meyer Hatchery, today they are 3 days old. I got 5 of the Rainbow Assortment and 5 if the Rare Breed Assortment, plus a Meal Maker. Sorry the pics aren’t great quality. The MHP has been working out great, they seem to be really comfortable under it and sleep well. I’ve already made one mistake though. I thought one had a blocked vent so I tried to clean it gently with a Q-tip but then I realized it was her belly button! Doesn’t appear to be any harm done, except I feel so bad. One does appear to have a healing crack in the top of its beak? I just noticed it today but she hasn’t been acting any different so I left her alone. It was so small my eyes could have been playing tricks.

    I’m going to guess that I have 1 Barred Rock, 2 Lavender Orpingtons, 2 EEs, 1 Black Sumatra, 2 Golden Wyandotte’s, 1 Golden Campine, 1 NH Red and 1 Red Star. Super excited to see them grow. upload_2019-6-19_20-20-58.jpeg
    Group shot

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    One I think is an EE?

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    NH Red or Red Star

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    The darker colored of the 2 Lavender Orps.

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    Barred Rock

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    Possible Black Sumatra

    I’ll keep updating here if anyone is interested in following along. Make your own predictions and we’ll see who is right. I’ll try to get individual pics of the rest tomorrow. I am in love with these sweet cheepers.
     
  2. Fairyloop5

    Fairyloop5 Songster

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    I do see an EE, where did you get the eggs from? Just curious.
     
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  3. starri33

    starri33 Crowing

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    They are adorable, she'd said Meyer Hatchery for where she got them. :)
     
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  4. Eggscaping

    Eggscaping Enjoying Life!

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    omg...how CUTE! Thank you for sharing...they are adorable!
     
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  5. Fairyloop5

    Fairyloop5 Songster

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    Oh thanks! I didn’t see that.
     
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  6. Celticdragonfly

    Celticdragonfly Crowing

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    Hello adorable fluffies! What does meal maker work, does that mean one's a meat bird?
     
  7. Ch1ckPea

    Ch1ckPea In the Brooder

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    It is a free chick, either a layer or a broiler depending on what you ordered. Meyer intends for you to donate the eggs or meat of that chick to a pantry! I think it’s a neat idea and definitely plan to do it.
     
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  8. Alma58Cuevas

    Alma58Cuevas In the Brooder

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    They are adorable, Can't wait for mine to hatch, due date is 6/28...
     
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  9. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    Very cute, just adorable. Maggie hatched her last chick of the year 4 days ago. You are just starting, I'm almost done! Enjoy them, it's so fun to see them grow and change!

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