OH darn....Impulse buy of 7 new chicks 3 hours ago.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by matt1898, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. matt1898

    matt1898 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Becca(my gf) and myself went to the TS in Asheboro to get her some more bedding for her birds, and it being chick days I knew they would have some there. Well dang it, they had a whole bin full of Rhode Island Reds and a bin of Americanas! I've been wanting some reds and had been planning on ordering at some point, but upon seeing them I couldn't hold out. So I bought 4 Americanas and 3 Reds. I've started them on medicated crumbles and water mixed with Sav-A-Chick probiotic. That stuff did wonders with my first batch of 15. Two had pasty butt shortly after arriving, so I cleaned them and put them on on the solution..no more paste. I did the same thing with Becca's birds right after getting them from TS for Valentines day, and they have never had an issue with it.
     
  2. CarriesPeeps

    CarriesPeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Pictures! New chicks are so cute.
     
  3. Katari

    Katari Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, I can't walk into the farm store for 2 more weeks! I'm not allowed any more chicks, and I KNOW I'd give in and grab just a "couple more".
     
  4. vtmom30

    vtmom30 New Egg

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    [​IMG] HAHA I went to TSC today for hog feed and they had Buff Brahmas as the featured bird @ $1.99ea so of course I had to get 15.
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Gosh my local TS only had Cornish chicks, no other breeds it was a letdown.
     
  6. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is too funny:) I didn't have to wait for TS.... I gathered up some eggs and borrowed an incubator and voila 20 new chicks!!! It was so much fun! My husband was giving me the evil eye the whole time... we gave half of them to a dear friend and (yippey) keeping the rest!! Although, I would love to acquire some Easter Eggers... our TS chick days aren't for another month. I'll have to keep my eyes open:)
     
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  7. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, pics would be great! I would put some up, I still can't figure out how to do that.[​IMG]
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I know about the huband evil eye- he he, but I hatched out some chicks then right under his nose put 6 more in an incubator- HA! in the spring after i get a roo I will let the hennies hatch some in the coop. Just looking for specialty breeds though.
     

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