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New chicks!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rogue_Woman, May 16, 2008.

  1. Rogue_Woman

    Rogue_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the local milling company called me and told me that they were getting chicks in today, and I just couldn't help myself...I just got home with 2 barred rocks, 2 ameraucanas, and 4 delawares!!! Like I need more laying hens right? Anyway, I'm getting ready to run to the pet store to get some water bottles, when I get back I will take and post lotsa peep pics! Now I have motivation to build that new coop I guess [​IMG]
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Congrats!! I marked this thread so I won't miss the pics![​IMG]
     
  3. bungaree chickens

    bungaree chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS ON YOUR CHICKS!!!!![​IMG]

    I just got chics today too!!! I love them already, very soft and sweet!

    I got two RIR's, I was supposed to get 4 Barred Rocks but when I got there he told me the haden't come in yet~~[​IMG]

    I wish I could find americaunas somewhere local!!!!
     
  4. Rogue_Woman

    Rogue_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I've been watching chickies all afternoon, there's nothing quite as cute as day-olds! I'm finally getting around to posting a few pics, maybe I'll make this post a flock diary [​IMG]

    Didn't take them long to polish of a bowlful!
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    Figured out the water bottle as soon as they saw it!
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    Fuzzy butts!
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    After all the excitement, settling in for the evening:
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  5. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awww, very sweet.Congratulations on your new additions:)
     
  6. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your going to need a bigger brooder PDQ! Hope your planning for it.
    BTW Cute chicks.
     
  7. talos321

    talos321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I had to slap myself today from getting more.

    They are very cute.
     
  8. Rogue_Woman

    Rogue_Woman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're addictive aren't they!

    Catfish:
    This has been the best brooder setup I've ever used. The bigger one in the garage won't be used until they are at least a week old, maybe two. The first few clutches I raised did not thrive as well in a large brooder, I always lost one or two within a week from failure to thrive. I switched to the smaller one, and haven't lost one chick out of 3 clutches yet! (This is the fourth). Not sure what the closeness of the chicks has to do with thriving issues, but we're gonna stick with what works. [​IMG]
     
  9. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can I put day old chicks in a hamster cage?
    IS that a hamster bottle?
     
  10. Adri

    Adri Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cute chicks! Your Ameraucana in the photo has similar markings to one of my "assorted" Ameraucana, do you know what colouring that is?
     

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