My new chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happyhens, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. happyhens

    happyhens Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Well, here they are. There are 2 Anconas, 2 EE, 2 asst. Silkies (a buff and a blue, or maybe blue and white), 6 Barred Rock pullets (it was supposed to be 6 asst. Plymouth Rocks... oh well), 4 OEGB (no clue on colors yet, there are so many different varieties!), 4 asst. bantam Cochins (1 red, 1 black/birchen/mottled? 1 unknown, and one that looks either white or splash) and 4 Golden Laced Wyandottes.
    Sorry the pics are a little blurry. Here are a couple of group pictures-
    In the brooder (on pine straw bedding)
    The OEGBs, they are SO tiny! One of them has spraddle legs [​IMG] I have tried to fix them and it helped, but it still isn't walking right.
    The Cochins (any idea what color the silver-ish chick is? I think I have the colors figured out except for it- silver laced maybe?)
    How do you keep them clean? Sheesh they are so messy! I think that they think they are ducks, they must be trying to swim in their waterer. I had to clean their brooder out twice today, and put down dry bedding. :help:
  2. fowl32

    fowl32 In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    thats one of the problems with this hobby.
    chickens are dirty and messy. just have to live with it, and clean often![​IMG]
  3. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    Folkston, Georgia
    Don't kill yourself with cleaning so much! Everytime I have a new hatch in the brooder I change the paper once a day, refill the water as needed, or rinse out the water dish and refill it if empty. I have not had any sick chicks, or odor from the chicks. And because of our other animals, the brooder is in my Master Bedroom, and I sleep very close to the door. So if there was an odor, I would be the first to complain. Tehe~ Even the older babies outside in the cages, I change their paper once a day. They are about 3 weeks old.
  4. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas

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