My new babies!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Elissa, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Elissa

    Elissa In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2012
    Orange County California

    My new babies!! Two Barred Plymouth Rock, three Rhode Island Red.
    I am a COMPLETE chicken newbie! I live in urban Southern California, and have have caught chicken fever!
    I am so glad I found this website... SO informative!!

  2. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Songster

    Feb 28, 2012
    New Jersey
    they are soooo cute...i can't wait to see if mine hatch (my set day was yesterday) so i still have a wait. lol.
  3. Glasshen

    Glasshen Songster

    Jan 13, 2012
    La Fayette, NY
    Congratulations on your new babies! They are beautiful.
  4. chkinut

    chkinut Songster

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    aww! they ARE wonderful!! and as far as your chicken fever.....that is one fever that will NOT run its course! lol! once you catch the bug, it's there to stay! chickens are extremely addictive and fun!
  5. Elissa

    Elissa In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2012
    Orange County California
    We have enjoyed them all afternoon! I still say to my husband this is crazy, but we are loving it. [​IMG]Going to start putting the coop together tomorrow. We are having a nice warm SoCal weekend [​IMG], perfect for getting the yard ready for them. :) It's so cool, I can tell them all apart due to slightly different markings. I have names in mind, but want to wait a bit to see their personalities. Even the first day I see some, we had to make a Chicken Jail for one that was pecking the others' eyes. I can handle pecking, I know it's necessary, but less than a minute in jail (three times) seems to have helped the eye pecking. Now they are all cuddling up together sleeping. This is the most exciting thing that's happened to us since we brought our last son home from the hospital 9 years ago! Our boys are loving them too, so protective! They had to decorate the Chicken Jail... with cells and everything. I told them only one was being incarcerated, they said it was just for fun. [​IMG]

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