Our first chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by McKinneyMike, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. McKinneyMike

    McKinneyMike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We picked up 6 chicks tonight to start our chicken adventure. 2 Speckled Sussex, 2 Australorps and 2 Barred Rocks. The 2 Speckled Sussex are about 4 weeks old and the rest are about one week old. I am not sure that we actually got Barred Rocks though as the 4 smaller chicks look identical and do not have a light colored dot on the heads.

    In any event they are in the brooder and seem to be getting along. One of the smaller 4 is quite adventurous and will come to my hand when I scratch around in the wood chips. She allows us to hold her and she is quite calm. The others are less interested. Maybe once they get a little settled they will come around. I might get a couple more tomorrow afternoon, if I can find a couple of Blue Laced Red Wyandotte chicks. My wife is starting to get interested too :)

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    They look great - nice one! From my experience it seems that the most inquisitive chicks are males - could be coincidence, but there you go. Chicken maths has surely got a vice-like hold of you - makes the rest of us feel better [​IMG] I wish you the best of luck with your chick hunt today!

    All the best
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  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    They are precious! Congratulations!! keep the pictures coming! So cute♡♡♡
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Is the "friendly" one the chick in the far corner? The one with the obvious comb? Watch that one. If the comb turns red in the next few weeks, you have a cockerel.

    You sure caught "chicken math" early! Make sure the new additions are under four weeks, and try to resist adding more after they get to be a month old. Pecking order is well established by then and new additions get trickier.
     
  5. McKinneyMike

    McKinneyMike Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tonight is it for additions. I know that even though they are sold as Rhonda's there is always a chance that she might turn out to be Roy :) Thanks for the input.
     

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