My Ideal chicks are here! Pics!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BrahmaMama, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    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 [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG] so I had to put some papertowels down quick. I hope they didn't injest to much [​IMG] 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

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    two of the ducklings
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  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Georgous ducklings! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    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.
     
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    I didn't have problems with my duckling...Now him teaching the chicks to swim in the water...thats a different story [​IMG]
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Awe, cuties! Enjoy them!
     
  6. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    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.. [​IMG]

    They are all so cute! [​IMG] Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Quote:Thank you Stormhorse [​IMG]

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

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

    Thank you Wynette and BBB [​IMG]
     
  8. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry about the one chickie Brahma. They are so cute. Good luck with them.
     
  9. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Quote:Thank you CRW, they are such precious little lives [​IMG]
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    WHAT?!?!?! No brahmas??????? Have you gone over to the dark side?
    j/k cute babies! Enjoy!
     

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