New Chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AndyL, May 17, 2009.

  1. AndyL

    AndyL Out Of The Brooder

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    I just brang our eight new chicks home this afternoon............I went in on an order with some other folks. They all arrived healthy and happy.

    What a bunch of cute little ones! So funny to watch, sleeping and playing with each other.

    There is on White Barred Rock chick that is a riot. Chirps very loudly (louder than the other seven put together) and struts around the brooder like the boss. I wonder if its a rooster? Time will tell I guess.

    Putting the final touches on the chicken coop and I plan to build the enclosed run shortly for these girls. My kids cant get enough watching them. A lot of fun alright.
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
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    Sounds like you got some nice little chicks.
    What are the breeds?
     
  3. AndyL

    AndyL Out Of The Brooder

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    Four Black Australorps and Four White Barred Rocks. After reading the many posts about chicks arriving in poor health or worse I was relieved that they arrived OK alright!
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Best of luck, also a word of caution. A chick that chirps that loud may be signaling you that something is wrong and it is in discomfort. Keep a close eye on that one and make sure it eats, drinks and poops.
     
  5. AndyL

    AndyL Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I never thought of that............I will keep my eye on it.
     
  6. AndyL

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    Well, the chick that was all fired up, strutting around and chirping like crazy has mellowed out and is acting like the rest.

    They all seem to be having a blast, man can these little chicks eat!

    Eat, Drink, Poop. [​IMG]
     
  7. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new chickies
     

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