My seven chicks arrived!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by w8tn4fresheggs, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My seven chicks arrived yesterday at 7 am. The package was a nice sized box with nesting material and a heat pad inside. I was really impressed. I opened the box at the post office to be sure all were okay.

    The chicks seem content and doing well. I checked the box and they were shipped on Monday. I received them on Wednesday. It was so cold and snowing the morning I picked them up. I was lucky and told the post office and she arrived early that morning, knowing that they were to arrive.

    I gave each of them water right away. Over and over. Then introduced the food, finally one got it and the rest followed. Too cute!

    I have even introduced each one of them to my sheltie, who is very jealous. I keep calling them his sisters and that he will watch out for them. He is a great dog and should do well with them.

    I would post photos, but they are so hard to take pictures of. When I get a nice shot of them, I will post.

    I can't believe how they all have personalities already.
    I feel like a new momma, got up 5 times last night to check on them. I have been holding them a lot and messing with their wings, feet and belly. So far so good.

    Thanks to this site, I feel like I have a good hold of giving them a good start. Thanks everyone.

    I guess I will have to change my user name now. LOL.

    Proud momma to a BO, BR, RIR, EE, SLW and two silkie Banties (sex to be determined) Hopefully both girls.

    Steph
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Congrats on your new arrivals!! I would love to see pics......Ohhh, I just LOVE [​IMG] baby chicks!!
     
  3. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
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    Where did you get them from?
     
  4. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they all are. It was hard to get them to stand still!

    I can tell the banties, which are together in the photo. The Rhode Island Red and the Ameracana (EE)
    Are they the same, when you say that? I can't tell the Buff Orphington yet, but I think it is the big yellow one. There is a Barred Rock in there somewhere and a Silver Laced Wynotte. (sp)

    If anyone can tell, please let me know. I can post a few more close ups if need be. Thanks.

    I ordered them through mypetchicken.com

    It all worked out, got them when I was told I would get them. All are sexed female, except for the banties. Now they are able to sex banties, but for a higher price.

    They are doing really well this morning, seem really content.

    Go under the light, then eat, back under the light, then eat. It is really cute.

    Steph
     
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  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    oh, they are precious![​IMG] I hope to have the nerve to try and raise some from chicks some day. So far I just get them when they are grown. [​IMG] Oh, yes, you must change your user name now. [​IMG]
     
  6. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
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    Those are some very cute chicks!
     
  7. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
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    w8tn4babychicks.

    My guess is the chick in the picture at

    12 o'clock is your Silver Laced Wyandotte
    1 o'clock is your Barred Plymouth Rock
    4 o'clock is your Rhode Island Red
    7 o'clock is your EE
    10 o'clock is your Buff Orpington

    THEY ARE ADORABLE!

    regards,
    keljonma
     
  8. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here they are up close. Okay, I will stop now.[​IMG] They are so cute!! The EE seems to be the one that is the leader so far.

    Thanks everyone for the posts.

    Steph
     
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  9. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks keljonma! Now if I can keep them straight.

    The RIR is named Josephine after my brother.

    One of the Banties will be named Billy if it ends up being a rooster.

    The others are not named yet.
     
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    ha, those are darling!! The first two pics look like they are wearing camo. so very cute.
     

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