Our first chicks... with pictures

soimcrazy

In the Brooder
12 Years
May 10, 2007
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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.







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JimnJanet

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


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

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

Buff Hooligans

Scrambled
12 Years
Jun 11, 2007
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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.)
 

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