Overeaters Anonymous for Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by superchemicalgirl, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    So I know we have Chicken Addicts Anonymous... But do we have a "Chick Overeaters Anonymous"?? I have 2 chicks in desperate need of membership:

    Meet Spot:
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    And the bearded turken:
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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    Oh those are some full tummies...I mean crops!!!

    They must have packed 'em full right before the shot!
     
  3. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    They almost always look like that though except first thing in the morning! I don't understand it. I throw some BOSS to the big girls, these two babies go crazy for it. I put down regular chick food for them, they devour it. They eat shavings. They eat adult pellets.

    There's another chick in the bunch, a non-NN, and while her crop is large, it is not gigantic like these two. I wonder if it just looks worse on these chicks because they're NN?
     
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Yikes! That first photo is seriously scary! Those are some freaky looking little chickies you've got there...
     
  5. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey! Back off the turkens LOLOL...j/k...

    I ordered some of them...they are so ugly they r cute lol...sorta..
     
  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Ugly? Not hardly!

    How can you NOT love the cute:
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    Yes, they have an awkward growing out phase. So do all chickens.
     
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But I'm agreeing w/you....I got some coming next week!!! LOL
     
  8. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Quote:Oh I know, it was just a chance to show gratuitous shots of cute baby turkens.

    I really do love these birds!
     
  9. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I hope you weren't iannoyed when I said your chicks looked freaky. I was genuinely just meaning because of their scarily prominent crops. Honest![​IMG]
     
  10. edgroger

    edgroger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] They look like their tummies are about to explode [​IMG]

    Just stupid newbie question here.

    What would happen if you leave the lights on in your chicken coop for the whole night. Would the chickens keep on eating and eating? I'm still confuse on this weird chicken behavior of eating whenever there is some light shining???? [​IMG]
     

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