My new fuzzy butts! now up to 6 ducklings & 19 chicks!

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Songster
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I got 10 babies from the pullet 'red' bin. Sign listed 3 or 4 possible red colored chicken breeds, so I have no idea what breeds these 10 are. Ideas?

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Songster
May 29, 2010
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You know what, my supposed welsummers look a lot like RIRs...what a sad fail
But these chicks are so cute!!!!!
 

bikefreak

In the Brooder
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Apr 1, 2010
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I'd agree with the others but I don't think "cute" is a breed.

No clue as I'm new to this. My guesses would be RIR or buckeye.
 

FMAFarms

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Yes it is! Chick breed: Cute Little Red Hens. There! Identity designated.
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They're just so cute! And look at the serious expressions on some of them!
 

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Songster
May 29, 2010
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All are still peeping and doing great, yay!!
Q, what's the difference between chick starter & chick grower?
In nature, they eat whatever their mom eats, so what does it matter? Are we just turning them into dogs and cats with how we feed them?
I ask because I have a 30lbs bag of something, maybe starter or maybe grower, the tags been tossed long ago. It really needs to be printed on the bag itself....
 
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AlienChick

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I use chick starter that is designed for baby chicks up to 8 weeks.
They do not need any extra grit with starter food since it just mushes after they eat it.
It's also got the right amount of protein (etc.) that a growing chick would need as well.

Outdoors with mom they eat some of the dirt/grit from the ground and mom will actuall peck little pieces of the food for the chickes to nibble on.
 

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