Our babies are home.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kklowell, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. kklowell

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    After much waiting, I finally found a place to buy chicks that had several varieties in stock so that we could go look at and decide what we really wanted. The local tractor supply stores just weren't making it for me. Anyway, we bought six little girls... 2 Golden Comet, 2 RI Reds, 1 leghorn and 1 silver-laced wyandotte. They seem a bit worn out from the one-hour ride home, especially the leghorn, but we're hoping for good luck with them.
    I had planned on using a MHP but my daughter bought a new reflector and red heat lamp just for us, so I guess this bunch will get reared the old way.
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  2. ashlandco

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    So cute! Good luck with the new babies!
     
  3. kklowell

    kklowell Songster

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    Thanks...I'm going to need it, never raised chicks before.
     
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  4. Eilsel

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    Cuties! Good luck!
     
  5. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

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    Good luck. If you put your food and water up on a block or platform like I use, it will keep most of the shavings out of them.

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  6. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Get them a dose of NutriDrench or VetRx in their water to give them a healthy boost from their long ride. And yes, even now, even if it has been several hours.
     
  7. crestfosterfarm

    crestfosterfarm In the Brooder

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    :loveSooooo cute!!!
     
  8. kklowell

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    Tell you what, I'd sure like to be able to relax like some of these chicks appear to be able to do! When they're napping there are a couple that look like they got shot while running flat out and just fell all stretched out. I don't think they could be any longer. It worried me at first, but then after a sort nap they jump up and run around iike the others and look perfectly normal.
     

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