New Chicks - This might be fun!

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

  1. escape

    escape Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2013
    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!

  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    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

    Jan 27, 2013

    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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