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New Kids in the Brooder (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gryeyes, May 30, 2010.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Couple weeks ago I bought four chicks at the feed store, despite having four others in the brooder due to go outside in two weeks (put those older ones outside this last Friday). Had to scrounge up another Rubbermaid tub for the new chicks, for two weeks, but they're small and the heat lamp went to them since the others didn't need it any more.

    Here are the ones that went outside:

    I've posted before that I saw all those wonderful photos of white EEs on BYC and decided then and there I wanted one. That's what happened at the feed store; there was a white EE in the "Ameraucana hens" bin along with all the chipmunky ones.

    Couldn't have just ONE white chicken - needed another to take the aerial target off her back. Hmmmm. Delaware!

    Then I glanced in the straight run bin of bantam Sebrights, from where I bought the two nearly ready to go outside. Oh, no! There's a chick left over from a couple weeks of deliveries, much more feathered and larger than the other 3 day old chicks! Had to rescue it. Seems most customers prefer to buy the cutest, tiny fluffy ones. And look! There's are a few GOLDEN Sebright chicks there, too - and one was a bit more feathered than the others. Weren't any goldens when I bought the 2 silvers..... Snatched one of those up.

    Here are the newest chicks:

    I have a feeling the Golden Sebright is a roo, just from its personality. See what I mean? Plus, there's a touch of a comb ALREADY beginning to show, and not so for the Silver. Nor did the older Silvers grow their combs this early.


    The Golden has quite a 'tude and is already bossing the other three chicks around. In this photo, it's certainly got something to say about something! (The flash scared the other three.)

    Now I am waiting to discover what their names will turn out to be.
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Too cute
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Don't be surprised if the white ones aren't EEs.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Awww, dang. I only picked the one EE, the white one.... she does have slight puffy cheeks. You think she's not an EE?

    The other is a Delaware.
  5. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    They are even cuter when they start getting tail feathers !!!!! I love the little black and gold one in front...

    we were in feed store the end of April and I was in the room where they keep the chicks... Oooing and Ahhing... Hubby stuck his head in and grinned at me and ducked out again. LOL didn't want to stay in there with me cause he knew I'd want to bring some home. LOL..
    Don't think Stanley and Daisy ( my ducks would be to happy with me)..
    Last edited: May 31, 2010
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Nice assortment you have there!
  7. Peppermint

    Peppermint Songster

    Oooohhhh, those Sebrights are beautiful! Nice score.

    I have a white EE that looks just like yours, and she is feathering out to have buff mottled tipped feathers. Very pretty.

  8. [​IMG]
    This is a picture of my white EE baby. And you can see her below with her chipmonk style sisters. She did not give me the blue/green eggs that the sisters did, but they still tasted great!!


  9. felidaet

    felidaet Songster

    Dec 10, 2008
    Vancouver, Wa.
    Based upon my limited experience with Delaware chicks (5 of them this year), I don't see a Delaware in your photos. My Delawares had black markings on them. I don't see black on yours. Hopefully it is just the photo. Maybe some don't have much black (I don't know). Hopefully you do have one. They are so nice to look at (eye candy!).
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    It's the photo. There are very tiny bits of black in the wings. Plus that odd little black spot on the top of her head! What's up with that? I thought it might have been a mark made by the hatchery, but the feed store employee said no. [​IMG]

    I did choose the chick with less black on it than the others with it in the Delaware "hen" bin, even though I know what a chick looks like is not necessarily ANYTHING like what it will look when all feathered out. (Same for the EE.)

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