My Ideal chicks are here! Pics!

BrahmaMama

Songster
12 Years
Jan 8, 2008
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4
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South Dakota
I got a call this morning at about 9:30 from the Sioux Falls post office (nearest bigger city) last year they were picked up at the Lennox post office-about 8 miles away. the SF one is about 15 miles away. Anyway, I asked why they didn't go to Lennox, and he said the truck to Lennox had already left, and if I wanted to I could wait until tomorrow and pick them up there...umm, no thank you, I will be right there!

Opened the box there, and saw one dead chickie
I am amazed at how little bantams are! I have never had them before. A couple of the porcelains looked pretty weak. I held one cupped in my hand, against my chest the whole drive home. I wonder if people that passed me on the interstate were trying to figure out just why I was holding my hand there


My very first ducklings were also there; everyone else looked ok. I brought them straight home, got them in the brooder-switched my brooder tanks, so the light was over theirs (my three week olds I hatched have to wait for me to go outside and get the other light, lol!)-don't worry, it's warm in the basement with the corn stove going. Had to drop the light a bit, and got everyone in with their beaks dipped in the water. I took some of the weaker ones-especially the d'uccles, and gave them a little bit of the sugar water with a syringe-just basically squeezed a drop from the tip, onto the end of their beak, and it kind of "seeped" in.

I just had pine shavings in the bottom (did it with just that last year, and they were fine) but the ducklings almost went crazy for it, wanting to eat it
so I had to put some papertowels down quick. I hope they didn't injest to much
And I put water down right away, but took it away for an hour-what I think I read about ducklings...though the Ideal paperwork didn't say anything about that. I hope they didn't get too much water at first.

Ok, so here is what I received:

4 porcelain D'uccle (ordered 3, 1 extra)
4 golden neck D'uccle (ordered 3, 1 extra)
6 buff laced Polish (1 died)
4 white crested blue Polish
3 Khaki Campbell ducklings-1 male, two female
2 Blue Swedish ducklings-females



two of the ducklings
 

Sugar Sand Farm

Songster
12 Years
Apr 24, 2007
2,597
10
211
North Florida
Careful with the pine shavings. I lost a duckling last year because a piece got caught in his throat and he died. Terry gave me so very advise she told me to use old sheets in the duckling brooder i did that it was easy to clean up just squirted them off and threw them in the washer. I have several o lhand now for when my chickies arrive.
 

Stormhorse23

Songster
12 Years
Aug 22, 2007
1,316
3
179
Indiana
I didn't have problems with my duckling...Now him teaching the chicks to swim in the water...thats a different story
 

Boggy Bottom Bantams

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 9, 2008
7,401
132
288
Hahira, GA
Awww... I love D'uccles! We call them little bulldogs, lol. If you tap your finger on the ground they try to attack it. haha..


They are all so cute!
Good luck!
 

BrahmaMama

Songster
12 Years
Jan 8, 2008
1,095
4
169
South Dakota
Quote:Thank you Stormhorse


Ooh, thanks Micki, I will keep an eye on them...don't have any old sheets right now


Storm, I'm just waiting for them to try climbing in the waterer, lol!

Thank you Wynette and BBB
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
253
421
SW Arkansas
WHAT?!?!?! No brahmas??????? Have you gone over to the dark side?
j/k cute babies! Enjoy!
 

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