My new chicks are here pics!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ellie, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Well, here they are. They came a day early and the po in town called.. I left work early to get them and take them home. Their room is 85 degrees. They are active and eating. I am going to leave it at that temp unless someone here tells me that I need to make it warmer. They seem healthy and fine.[​IMG]



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  2. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwwwww how cute ! [​IMG]
     
  3. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute! [​IMG]
    Day olds should be at 95 degrees, decrease 5 degrees each week until it's 70. Then they'll have their feathers and keep warm.
     
  4. Mac in Wisco

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    They'll tell you if they are cold. Keep an eye on them and if they all start huddling up next to each other, they are cold.

    Those look like the new chicks I got last week. I have four barred rocks, four rhode island reds, and four buff orpingtons in a rubbermaid container on the back porch. During the day it's been in the nineties and they are fine. As soon as it starts to cool down in the evening (around 85) they start huddling up and I turn on the heat lamp. I have one of those big 250 watt infrared lamps a few feet above the box and shine it off to the side so about half the box is lit and then drape a towel over the other half of the box so they can escape the rays if they want. I've noticed my Barred Rocks like to hang out in the heat and the Buff Orpingtons which are a tad bigger right now will hang out in the shade. If you give them a warm part of the box and a cool part of the box they'll decide for themselves what feels right.
     
  5. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooh! Oooh! I want that one and that one and that one....and one of those.....now if I could only figure out a brooder that's not in my bedroom closet....

    We want more pics![​IMG]
     
  6. Mac in Wisco

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    They grow like weeds. The day we got these they were little puffballs that were climbing all the way into the feeder to eat with just the very back of their butts sticking out of the holes in the feeder. Nine days later they almost have full wing feathers and are just about flying out of the box. They've been flying up and perching on top of the water bottle.

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  7. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cute they are !
     
  8. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    Aww they are adorable! Where did you get them from? Cant wait to watch them grow [​IMG]
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  9. Ellie

    Ellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    Thanks for looking at them and sharing. They seem to be spread out ok with the temp at 82. I have a monitor next to my bed to tell me if the temp drops. [​IMG] I came in to peek at 2 am and they were all over just little drops, sleeping.

    It is 105 outside here so the room stays warm but it is too hot to take them outside.

    One is having difficulty so I am posting in the other subject area.

    Got them from Ideal.

    Ellie
     
  10. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Cool! Did you order production RIR or dark? They look like the darks to me!
    Once again awesome babies!
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