New Chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gunshyvw, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. gunshyvw

    gunshyvw Out Of The Brooder

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    I initially tried an old rabbit bottle, but my chicks didn't take to it, so I got the standard waterer.
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    6 silver laced Wayandottes and 1 leghorn, because my son was convinced that only the yellow chicks were really chickens. (He's 3)
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx for sharing!

    Good luck with your new babies!!
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I hatched these 2/20/13 :
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    and I have these due 3/8:

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  4. gunshyvw

    gunshyvw Out Of The Brooder

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    Awww! I wish I had enough patience for eggs. It looks like so much fun!
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Having just completed my first incubation and hatching 5 eggs, (home made incubator with fan and thermostat, set 6 eggs, one quit around day 7) then getting chicks from hdw. store 10 days later, I can say that the hatching was not at all difficult except for the difficulty managing temps at the end of the cycle. Home hatched birds, in my case were healthier. If it looks like fun, you'd ought to try it. What do you have to loose???
     
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  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    The black ones father is coco maran. the eggs were all brown, the brown EE/RIR were eggs from another farm.
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    these eggs are all from the coco maran father all diff. mothers. It is hard to see egg colors with this camera.egg colors are from top left Brown, and Cream, middle row blue and tan, bottom row dk brown spotted maran egg. The chicks will all most likely be black. but I am hopping The chicks eggs will remain diff colors.

    The box you see is looking into my bator (homemade) with the lid off. bowl is for safety not water, 15w light with heat shield. box is 8''x9'' and basket is just hardware cloth suspended takes advantage of heat stays at 100' course 15w bulb hardly gets hotter. lol

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    Tada!
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    The EE/RIR eggs were from another farm, but I hatched them all together.
     
  9. gunshyvw

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    So, here they are today after I cleaned their brooder. So fun! If these go well, maybe we'll hatch a few next year. ...and thus begins my chicken math! Ack!
     
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  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    so cute!
     

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