Picked up my new chicks!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by jed1154, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. jed1154

    jed1154 Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    So, its been.....15 years since i raised, showed, or otherwise dealt with chickens...and its still cool. They gross, they smell, etc...but i love it!

    ANyway, we got chickens since we like eggs and we have the room for them. So, teh clock is ticking now....i havent even started building a coop yet, but tomorow morning i begin framing!!! This is not completely spur of the moment, but it is a bit by the seat of the pants. Before long well have a 8x8 coop and 25x50 run for them to run around in.

    Anyway, im pretty excited about it.[​IMG]
  2. smpezzi

    smpezzi Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    Congrats Jed! Very Cool that you got them- what kind and how about some pics of them??????
  3. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    Best Wishes with your new little chicks & building you Coop!! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. jed1154

    jed1154 Songster

    Jul 10, 2008
    I got them at the feed store, who purchases them through the local hatchery. They were OUT of Red Comets (whatever those are), so instead, we got 3 buff orpingtons and 3 barred rocks. We are starting off with only a few until we get the system up and running. Ill try to post some pics when i get a chance.

    I think these guys are probably a week old, and i know i can probably find it in the FAQ, but they are in a large box now, with a brooding lamp on newspaper. Thats what we always kept them on. Should i put something SOFTER in there for them before too long? If so, what should i put? Im out in the country, so anything i do is going to have to wait until monday, but is there any household stuff i could put in there, maybe under the newspaper to make is softer. Is that even necessary?
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Put paper towels on top of the newspaper to prevent spraddle leg (when their legs go out to the side). They need a surface that isn't slippery.

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

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