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Our first chicks ever. Lots of pics.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BreakneckBrook, May 5, 2008.

  1. BreakneckBrook

    BreakneckBrook In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    Foothills of Maine
    Hey Everyone,

    I have learned so much hainging out here and lurking around. I figure I had better at least share some cute chick pics.[​IMG]

    We got them 2 weeks ago. I think they were about a week old (??) and are now about 3 weeks old.

    Newly home... in the homemade brooder...a bookcase!

    Moved up to a bigger home

    Took them outside for the first time...the huddled in the back of the crate

    Then they got braver

    And they were off!

    A few cute pics outside

    Thanks so much for all the info you all have taught me and didn't even know it. LOL I have no idea if these are roos or pullets. I think the two lightest are roos as they tend to stand up and do that rooster "boxing" thing. LOL I hope at least a few are pullets though...please..

    I will show you our old barn we took down to build a coop from it once we get to that point. Right now we are still denailing the thing!

  2. olivesmom

    olivesmom In the Brooder

    May 2, 2008
    So so so so cute and their cage looks great!

  3. catfish

    catfish Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    Great pictures. What breed are they?
    I love the color.
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I love the cage idea.
  5. BreakneckBrook

    BreakneckBrook In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    Foothills of Maine
    If the lady at Tractor Supply was correct, they are RIR and NHR.

    I got the idea for dressing up the dog crate here. We wanted to use it and saw some nice ones with roosts and such on here...love this place!
  6. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    QCA, Illinois
    Great photos!! What adorable chicks!!
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Love the pictures! You can just see the excitement as they take off outside and feel that grass under their feet.

    The dog kennel is a great idea and you really made it homey for them.
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Adorable pics! I love the one of them in the cube and they are looking up like the sky is falling! LOL
  9. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    I dont know if I am the only one that thinks this .. but I In one of the first few pics there is one little one that is streaching its head way up.. skinny and tall.. reminds me of a teenager kinda in that awkward stage .. real tall but not very built up yet.. like a bunch of teenage chickens.. ha ha
  10. BreakneckBrook

    BreakneckBrook In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    Foothills of Maine
    Oh Totally on the gangly teenager thing! That one chick always has that look too..if I talk ot them in the cage I get that look. Pick it up I get that look...LOL

    In that same picture...one chicken to the left and back one row...really is that much smaller than everyone else. Any thoughts on why? In chat they thought it was just a smaller chick, but Tiny is well, so tiny!

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