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New babies are here and getting cozy (with pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickityChina, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So after what seems like an eternity of waiting, I went and picked up my six new chicklets this morning. My little flocklet consists of three Easter Eggers, two Black Australorps, and one Golden Comet. I was planning on getting a RIR in the mix somewhere, but after an hour and a half the store sold out! Wow! So i ended up with a second Australorp instead.

    The girl at the feed store was a sweetheart and let me choose by placing my hand down and letting them come to me. I chose the most cuddly, super-friendly chicks that ran up to my hand instantly and sat there snuggling. It was precious. The one little brown EE actually nestled in and fell asleep instantly in my palm. She didn't want to get off for anything lol.

    So here are the pics of our bunch:

    This is my daughter Aine with her "baby tickees"
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    Getting their explore on - finding the food tray and the water bottle
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    Finding - whatever it is SHE is looking at
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    They LOVE the tunnel I made from an old grits container!!
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    This is the tiny brown EE that fell asleep on my hand. She is a real cuddly thing.
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    Here is the brooder - for now - until they get larger and go in a bigger one in the garage.
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    Pics of my babies!
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    So - I have been checking them every half hour or so and so far the two Australorps and one of the EEs has gotten the water bottle to work for them. For the Golden Comet and the other two EEs, I keep tapping the ball with their beaks and they will drink what falls out, but they haven't done it on their own yet. Every time one starts drinking, a few others come over to see what she's doing, so I'm hoping they'll follow the others' example.

    Also - I had NO idea what a huge hit that tunnel would be! OMGosh they keep darting through it and running around the brooder in a circle and coming back through it again, like there will be something new and exciting through the other side. It is hilarious to watch. My daughter squeals every time one pops out of the tunnel.
     
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  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...I was supposed to get black Australorps, but they didn't have a good hatch. Congratulations on the new babies!
     
  3. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're all so cute! Congratulations!!
     
  4. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They are the smallest ones of the bunch - and oh so sweet! Are you planning on still getting some later?

    Thanks! :)
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. The Speckled Sussexes that I ordered at the same time all died :-( so I am getting a second shipment in May with replacemrnts for both...plus a few extra breeds since chicken math struck me pretty hard pretty early!
     
  6. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I'm sorry your first chicks died though. Hope you get your Australorps this time round - they really are beautiful birds - and the chicks are (thus far) adorable little sweeties.
     
  7. TillyPeeps

    TillyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I bet the little girl is really excited about the fluffy balls.
     
  8. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my she is! I make her hold her hands out together and place the chick in her palms (otherwise she'll love-squeeze the poor things) and she keeps kissing them on their fluffy little heads. LOL it's too funny.
     
  9. ChickityChina

    ChickityChina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So - I have been checking them every half hour or so and so far the two Australorps and one of the EEs has gotten the water bottle to work for them. For the Golden Comet and the other two EEs, I keep tapping the ball with their beaks and they will drink what falls out, but they haven't done it on their own yet. Every time one starts drinking, a few others come over to see what she's doing, so I'm hoping they'll follow the others' example.

    Also - I had NO idea what a huge hit that tunnel would be! OMGosh they keep darting through it and running around the brooder in a circle and coming back through it again, like there will be something new and exciting through the other side. It is hilarious to watch. My daughter squeals every time one pops out of the tunnel.
     
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  10. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an oatmeal canister saved for the same reason. Current chicks are too big for it, but when the new ones arrive...
     

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