Our first chicks... with pictures

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by soimcrazy, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. soimcrazy

    soimcrazy In the Brooder

    May 10, 2007
    Dinwiddie Virginia
    My son and I stopped by the local feed & seed store today and they had about a half dozen breeds available. We bought 30 pullets. Six each of Buff Cochins, Black sex links, Barred Rock, Gold Lace Wyandotte, and Rhode Island Red.

    One of the lighter colored chicks, the Gold Laced I believe, has a deformation. Her head is upside-down most of the time. We felt sorry for her and chose her. Hopefully she will survive and get her head on straight one day soon.

    I have them in these temporary cages until I get a bigger box to put them all in. There is a heat lamp above, out of site of the pictures, and the waterer with rocks and food. My son is customizing the cages as he sees fit.

    Am I missing anything?

    I'm still looking for some Buff Orpingtons and some Araucanas, and some older, ready-to-lay hens.






    Last edited: Mar 25, 2008
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    awww she is just to cute.i dont blame your for giving her a chance.
  3. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Songster

    Jan 29, 2008
    S.W Pa.
    Maybe she's mimiking us ? C'mon now, do any of us chicken folk truely have our heads on straight ? [​IMG]

    seriously tho, i really hope that little girl makes it.

    Aint the little fuzzies wonderfull ?!?!?! I brought our first six home jist last night.
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    If you managed to get the chick's head on straight, can you tell me how? Maybe it will work on my kids????
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Your chicks are very cute.

    I have to comment on the deformed one - maybe other members of the forum will have other opinions, but my guess is that she or he will not thrive and will always struggle in life. As they all grow, she will not grow as fast, and will probably be picked on by the others. It's just chicken life...

    I remember someone a year ago who had a similar chick who lived for a few months. Life was always hard for it.

    Perhaps you might consider euthanizing her before you get too attached... (I'm sorry.)
  6. meant2bemommie

    meant2bemommie Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    Congrats on your new babies. I am no expert but that does not look like it can be good.

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