New Chicken Keeper's First Time :)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jillian, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jillian

    Jillian Out Of The Brooder

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    There was a switch at the postoffice, my chickens went home with someone else! But all is well and they got to me all safe and sound on Tuesday. I ordered them from My Pet Chicken and am very happy with my healthy little chicks. None have had pasty butt at all and have plenty of space to run around and get away from the heat lamp if they feel too warm. Here's some pics taken over the week. [​IMG]

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    They REALLY freaked me out the first time I saw them sleeping. I thought they were dying the way they just flop down and lay all limp!

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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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  3. WalkerH

    WalkerH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aw they are absolutely adorable. I miss when mine were just little chicks. They are just the cutest.
     
  4. ninnyeggs

    ninnyeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    in the top pic what breed is the brown one standing up? i ordered silkie eggs and when ithatched it came out looking kinda like that and im trying to figure out what it is haha cute chicks [​IMG]
     
  5. Meghalu

    Meghalu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Super cute! I love sleeping chickies.
     
  6. Jillian

    Jillian Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Not sure but it should be one of three: welsummer, easter egger, or speckled sussex. I'm not familiar enough with the chicks of each to tell the difference.

    We DO have a silkie though. In that top pic it's the black one on the left. My understanding is silkies have an extra toe on each foot if that helps any. Ours is supposed to be a blue silkie but it could be black, blue, or splash. There's a better picture of him on my page here. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I so understand thinking they're dying when you first start watching them go to sleep... they way they all just sort of go "limp noodle"... I was sure they died! what a relief when 2 minutes later they all got up and started running around again.
     
  8. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Glad I wasn't the only one that thought that too....Very cute babies [​IMG]
     
  9. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Quote:Glad I wasn't the only one that thought that too....Very cute babies [​IMG]

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  10. Moose The Ameraucana

    Moose The Ameraucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwwww their so CUTE! They look very healthy and livley [​IMG]
     

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