My new chicks are 2 weeks old

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by L&Schickens, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I ordered a bunch of chicks from Ideal and got them two weeks ago. I lost 4 and was shorted 2, but the ones I have left are doing great.
    Here they are a little over a week ago:
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    My son with a Cream Brabanter cockerll (I have extra roos of this breed)
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    A close up of that great hair!
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    A red Broiler. I can't believe how big these guys are already!
    I ordered 6 red and 6 blacks and got 2 red and 10 blacks.[​IMG]
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    A jersey Giant (I think) and a black broiler. I ordered 3 white Giants and 3 black Giants. One white died.
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    Pullet Norwiegan Jaerhon and a cockrell Jaerhon (More yellow on the males of this breed as chicks) I have 4 roos and 2 hens of this breed, of course.[​IMG]
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    A Welsummer pullet (I have 3 left out of 4 ordered)
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    And one of 3 white leghorn pullets.
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    That is all. I will post more pictures when they get feathered out.
    Anyone want some fancy roosters?[​IMG]
     
  2. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice looking chicks. I hope you enjoy them.
     
  3. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for sharing those great pics! What a wonderful collection of chicks you have.

    I especially like the one of your son sitting in the pen with the chicks! Sooooo cute~~that would make a great card for relatives, I think! [​IMG]
     
  4. Gabriel

    Gabriel Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cute chicks! [​IMG]

    By the way... what is a Norwegian Jaerhon?
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Wow, they are beautiful. What fun for your son.
     
  6. Gabriel

    Gabriel Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!

    That's a very interesting looking rooster!
     
  7. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful, and interesting looking!

    Just a question -- i didn't know you could hold a chick by it's legs like that -- I always feel like the legs are so fragile and could break when they're so little. I do have a heck of a time holding onto them, though, just in my palm. Can someone educate me?
     
  8. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    I have no idea if it is right or wrong, but I just tell my son to hold the legs so they won't get away and so I can see more of the chick for the picture. I also have him hold the chest for support. He does not squeeze hard.[​IMG]
     
  9. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, the chicks certainly don't look like their having any problems being held like that, and your son looks like he's being gentle. I didn't know if it was a 'technique' or something I didn't know about...
     

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