New Rooster, ducks and day olds!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Giddyup, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Giddyup

    Giddyup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] What a combination! Timing is everything I guess!! After work tomorrow I pick up the black australorp cockeral we've been waiting for (ALL his eggs/breedings were fertile [​IMG]).

    Turns out she also had a large order for chicks and the people bailed last minute - so hubby agreed to 6 chicks - will be a few days old.

    Then, I followed up on the australian spotted ducks and they were still available so what the heck, on a roll, I'll pick up the 5 on Saturday!

    Talk about an easter weekend!!

    CHICKS:: They'll be set up in our old terrarium, 4 feet long x 1.5 feet wide x 1 high, with screen top, 175 watt red heat bulb. Pine shavings, starter chick feed. Watch for pasty butts. Water will be a small screw top and a chick feeder dish thing.

    Hope we're ready!! Let me know what we're missing!
    Thanks Aurelia
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Congratulations.

    It just get's more addicting.

    Giddyup![​IMG]
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Giddyup

    Giddyup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure is and I can't wait.[​IMG]

    I think we're ready and have the right idea. Our first time with babies in a brooder. We've had one clutch of ducks before and mom lost one.
     

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