New Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wxdude99, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's it like getting new chicks in the mail? I should be getting mine this afternoon. I have a good brooder set up, but should you do anything special when you take them out of the box? Thanks
     
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
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    I would make sure to dip their beaks in the water and that they know where the food is. As with any day old chick, I always spread the feed on the papertowels first and they usually get the idea so by the time I take the towels out a few days later they are eating out of the food dish.
     
  3. animal nut

    animal nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what we did with our new chicks. We have had them for 2 weeks now and the are a blast. A couple of them are trying to fly.





    16 comets,1leghorn,1partiage rk,1wh.rk,1 wyndotte,1cochin, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 1cockital, 1 parakeet, 2 teenagers
     
  4. okcin06

    okcin06 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:We are wanting to get Buff Orpintons. I am curriuos, where did you find that you can still order day old chicks? Everywhere I have looked is out.

    How fun! I am a little envious:jumpy;)
     
  5. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okcin I bought them online at Meyers. Unfortunately they don't have Buff Orps. I was able to get Barred Rocks, Black Australorp, Gold Campine, and Light Brown Leghorns.
     
  6. okcin06

    okcin06 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will check them out.[​IMG]
     
  7. chicken mamma

    chicken mamma Out Of The Brooder

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    Have your chicks come yet. That is always the most exciting day to me. I usually have my nephew with me. He loves it.
     
  8. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. They arrived safe and sound. A lady at the main post office called me when she saw there were live chicks in the box. So I got them in one day, which is quick considering they sent them from Ohio and I live in Alabama. They've been eating and drinking and napping since I put them in the brooder. I'm experimenting with different wattages of lightbulbs. The 100 watt is too hot, but at least they can move to the other side of the brooder. The 60 watt isn't hot enough. I'll probably go get a 90 watt flood lamp later. That should be just right.
     
  9. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm debating wether or not to get a batch this year...Privett hatchery still has quite a few types...i was going to get Amercanas, Black frizzle cochin bantams and silver sebrights...they have all of them week of the 29th...can i wait until spring??? maybe [​IMG]
     
  10. UnttouchableRose

    UnttouchableRose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you get bulb for your brooder be sure to get a red one. It will help keep down the feather picking. Good luck!
     

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