New Chicks - This might be fun!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by escape, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. escape

    escape Out Of The Brooder

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    I brought home 7 chicks from TSC yesterday. 3 Red Sex Links (pullets) and 4 Pullets.

    I'd done a lot of research and knew what I wanted when I got there... all that went out the window because they didn't have Sussex. Just bins of Reds or Pullets.

    Once I was standing in front of the bins, I didn't care what I got. I was taking some home!

    I've figured out what the "Reds" are. Am I right in guessing that the "Pullets" are a grab bag?

    When I got them home and put them in the brooder, six settled down fairly quickly, but one of the pullets was peeping loud and long. I finally picked her up and cuddled her in my hands and she went to sleep. I let her sleep for about a half hour and then set her back in the brooder. She drank and ate with the others and settled in just fine.

    I couldn't pull myself away! Horses got fed late. Hubby got fed later.

    I think I'm really going to like being a chicken "mommy". I'm looking forward to all the help I can get at BYC. Thanks in advance!

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  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy your new babies!
    Yes, they are very entertaining.
    It's hard to pull yourself away.
    I got my first 12 chicks from TSC a few years ago (Black Australorps, Barred Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, EE's).
    They're still my babies. [​IMG]
     
  3. escape

    escape Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks.

    I never expected to be this intrigued with just sitting and watching them. I have the brooder in the tack room and it takes up most the space. I was able to squeeze a chair in there so I can be comfy while I get lost in watching them.
     

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