My Meyer Hatchery Fuzzy Butts Are Here!! Picture Heavy!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wildflower_VA, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    My order of 33 chicks arrived at the post office at 9 o'clock this morning. I had been really worried about them making it in this heat. All of them were fine but one little Cornish cross was dead in the box. They had all the Cornish crosses on the other side of a divider except this one. One of the speckled Sussex only has one eye open and the other one doesn't look crusted shut. Anyway, other than having to fix a pasty butt, they have settled in really well for now.

    My to-go box of chicken

    A whole mess of baby chicks

    Baby barred rock thinks the top of the pile is a soft place to sit!

    Here's my fuzzy butt--go on, take a picture, you know you want to!

    Baby chick an hour out of the box, already taking a sunbath

    Cute little speckled sussex
  2. djennings

    djennings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2011
    Sabine Pass, TX.
    [​IMG] Beautiful babies, congrats! [​IMG]
  3. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look great!!! First time I've ever seen a swimming pool brooder [​IMG]

    What do you have mixed in with the water, is it "Sav-a-chic"?
  4. GreatPyrLover

    GreatPyrLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC
    OMG!!! [​IMG] How cute....I wish I could have some more...I think 22 is enough for me right now [​IMG] I want some more OEGB's...I love them [​IMG]
  5. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The first batch is Sav-a-Chick. It was easier to mix up quickly when I got the call from the post office early this morning. Next change of water I will use Broiler Max electrolytes.

    My first batch of chicks was only six, so I was in a quandary about how much room 33 chicks would take, so I thought the swimming pool would work well the first few days. 11 of the chicks are Cornish crosses, so they will have to be separated after the first few days. The pool will give me time to decide how to set up the two separate brooders and how to manage 32 chicks until they are ready to go outside.
  6. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2011
    Oh My Gosh, ADORABLE![​IMG] What breeds did you get? And I love the pool idea. [​IMG] I use an old toy horse barn for mine, it has doors that swing open and all [​IMG] I'm thinking about ordering from Meyers, too. Just don't know what to get.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  7. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Benson, NC
    Oh my goodness! They are sooo cute! It makes me excited to get mine! I have a bigger pool to put mine in, but it's the same type! So excited for you!! They are adorable!
  8. Moonkit

    Moonkit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2011
    Richardson, Texas
    Quote:I'd like to see some pictures of that!
  9. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I got 11 barred rocks, 5 buff orpingtons, 5 speckled sussex and 12 cornish crosses (one was dead). I had always intended to order from McMurray, but they didn't have the speckled sussex when it came time to order, so I switched to Meyer. Plus, in this heat, Meyer is less than half the distance the chicks would have to travel from McMurray. I am very pleased with every aspect of ordering from Meyer, and they were cheaper.
  10. erinangele

    erinangele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2011
    They are adorable! Congrats!!!

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