Our First Batch of Mail Order Chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by daddykirbs, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple of videos showing the first moments after getting the chicks. We have one mystery chick... I can't wait to find out what kind she is! well, I hope she is a she.
     
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    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You've done it now! Life will never be the same. You gotta tell us where you got 'em and what you ordered. One of the most common freebie mystery chicks is an EE (easter egger) and usually a male. We lucked up one year and got an EE hen who lays green eggs.
     
  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you shouldn't hold the yellow ones. We don't want to get too attached. [​IMG]

    That's funny, but it is also true.

    I guess this is a meat and eggs combination. Those broiler chicks are big. I am guessing they are Cornish cross.

    You said three Ameraucanas and three Barred Plymouth Rocks, plus a mystery chick. Most likely they gave you a rooster.

    That is a big brooder. They have plenty of room to run around in there. And they all seem lively and healthy.
     
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  4. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a wonderful set of videos. I'm thinking of playing it for my dog to get her reaction to the sounds they make. Thanks for uploading!!
     
  5. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope it's not a rooster! I don't want to try to figure out what to do with him later.

    I ordered these from the Murray McMurray Hatchery. These are 20 Cornish Roasters, 3 Barred Rocks, 3 Araucana and 1 Mystery chick.
     
  6. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brooder is a 6 foot round galvanized stock tank. When I called the hatchery they said that it would be ideal for 20 chicks up to 3 weeks. My egg layers are coming out of it in the next couple of days.
     
  7. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I love making the videos!
     
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    AHDCST Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Welcome to the flock and the crazy chicken math! Hope you enjoy your babies.
     
  9. daddykirbs

    daddykirbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, ... crazy chicken math is right! I'm all the time coming on this forum to see how much space they need for this and that. Like right now I'm designing the chicken run for these meat birds. The general consensus here, I think, is 10SF per bird for the outside run... but I'm thinking these guys won't be that big until the very end of their 12 week life. Hmmm, how can I maximize my space for them without being too big. I'd like to plan on 30 birds next time, but I'm not sure I want a 300SF run.... yep, crazy chicken math.
     
  10. AlaskaChicks

    AlaskaChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    love that brooder! Thanks for posting these videos [​IMG]
     

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