Picked up my new chicks!!

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

  1. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best Wishes with your new little chicks & building you Coop!! [​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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'

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    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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