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New Del Chicks From Cyn- Watch Them Grow! Their Life Thread

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PepsNick, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I picked up five Delaware chicks on Monday From Cyn (speckledhen). They were hatched on Jan 28th. After all this talking to her it was great to finally meet her and Tom (DH)! These are straight run and a bunch of fun, my first experience with Dels. They don't want not to be held! Especially "Jess", who stayed in my pocked the whole ride home. Hoping she's a pullet.

    Day one... In the brooder... they loooooove to eat!
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    Chick #1, Jess
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    They are all wonderfully happy and healthy. They're being raised on medicated chick feed 18% protein. Cyn, I actually realized the animal does have furry ears so changed it to a hippo.
     
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  2. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Here they are today. Other pics were from Monday. Not sure who is who accept Jess and the runt (chick #)with her blue leg band, but will be able to tell in a few days, probably.

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    Jess... of course she had to stay in my hand. [​IMG]
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  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Cute [​IMG] Good luck with them. [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I see you're under their spell. You were warned not to look into their eyes! [​IMG] They're really sweet and I hope you have some nice pullets in that bunch.
     
  5. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cyn, wouldn't ya just pull out your hair, if all of them turned out to be pullets!?! [​IMG]

    Nick, they're all completely adorable. Now, get some colored leg bands on each of the other four so you know who is who! [​IMG] Pretty darn cute there kiddo! Keep posting pics so we get to see them grow up too! [​IMG]
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Very nice looking bunch Nick. You looked in their eyes didn't you? I see Jess and three others pictured in the last post that are using Dellie Mind Control on you....too late now just give them whatever they want. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Especially that last one, huh LH?!?! Give up now Nick! Yer doomed, I tell ya boy! DOOOOOMMMEEEDD!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They'll be big gorgeous birds if you seen pics of her adults!
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    I love you guys! All together now, SDWD!!

    Mahonri, I saw the parents when I picked them up- Isaac and his girl (forgot name again [​IMG]) are just gorgeous!
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cyn, wouldn't ya just pull out your hair, if all of them turned out to be pullets!?! gig

    Nah, Amy, I'm not keeping any of the Delawares I'm hatching now. We are keeping Tasha, who is six weeks old, but I am going a hatch of BBS and Barred Rocks and BW Ameraucanas and those are the ones from which I plan to keep a few birds. I have two other BYC folks who want to pick up some Delaware chicks so whatever I hatch over the next couple of weeks is probably already sold. I hope Tasha turns out nicely. Ellie and Georgie were the chunkiest hens out of my Del flock, but Tasha's mother, Ellie, was my very best Del hen out of the entire bunch.​
     

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