New Chicks Here!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by problemchild, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. problemchild

    problemchild New Egg

    Jul 14, 2010
    Hello, I am a first time poster but long time lurker here on BYC. I can't thank all of you enough for all the posts that have taught me so much over the past several months.
    I recently ordered my first set of chicks from Cackle Hatchery. I have had hens but not baby chicks before. I got worried later on after I read some posts on here about how it may be better to wait a bit later for it to be warmer.But it has been warmer than usual here in Ohio. I ordered 10 Golden Comets pullets, 5 Barred Rock pullets, and 25 Silkies (10 Splash, 10 Blue and 5 Buff). I really didn't want that many Silkies but that was the minimum order this time of year. I have never had Silkies before, but after reading on here about them, I had to get some :). I actually was sent 6 Barred Rocks pullets, 12 Golden Comets pullets, and of the Silkies I got 6 Buffs, and 12 each of the Splash and Blue!!! :D
    They were sent from Missouri on a Wednesday, arrived in Columbus OH the next day and I got them Friday am. They are all happy and healthy, and I am just tickled to death!!!
    Thanks again to all of you who post here on BYC, your advice has been invaluable to me. :)
  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Congratulations to you! People sometimes wait till later in the spring because we get tired of chicks dust in our homes. Well, I keep mine inside the house for a week and then put them out in the chickens barn in a brooder with a light. Heating longer due to the low temps.
  3. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2011
    Western NC
    My Coop
    [​IMG] and congrats on the babies!! I think our first order was from Cackle, (we ordered through efowl) and all 22 of our peeps are doing well almost a year later! And you have 48! When we put ours outside, (they were living in our sun porch) I missed the little noises they made before the settled in for the evening.

    Have fun!
  4. [​IMG] congrats on those newbies! I'm am getting mine on friday! So excited!!! i don't have too much advice, though i have been going on for 3 years now. but get them used to the call you will be using when they grow up. Like a soft " here chick, chick, chick" when you go to feed them.make sure they can hear you though. mine come at night to that and i have no problem because they know theres feed coming around!!

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