Pictures of my chicken growing up.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by babychickfarmer, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Here are some photo's of my chickens. From chick to teenie boppers

    This is teeny pearl




    This is Bootsy


  2. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Cute little chickies, thanks for sharing.
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    How cute...I like how you gave us progressive pics.
  4. IdealisticRoo

    IdealisticRoo Chicken Tender

    Oct 18, 2010
    They do grow up, don't they? My little ones outgrew the brooder, so I found a kiddie wading pool at a garage sale for $2! [​IMG]

    Below is a picture of the chicks in the wading pool brooder at 3 weeks and 5 days old. I put a circle of 3' chicken wire to help keep them in. There is a red floodlight on a dusk-to-dawn sensor that replaced the heat lamp a week ago, a heated pet bed pad under the pool and this room is insulated and stays about 70 degrees and they seem very happy with it!

    I have sold quite a few from my original 50 (25 bantam special, 13 BA and 12 NH) - I am down to a more manageable number - now 5 BAs (4 pullets and a cockerel) and 15 bantams, most of which I think are girls or at least well-behaved boys (the fighters were the first to go, among these fighters were a white silkie [​IMG], a buff silkie, the only red frizzle cochin [​IMG], a barred cochin, and the 2 silver seabrights, all of which kept carrying on and picking fights, [​IMG] - not sure if they were just crowded or roosters, but now that they are gone, there is peace and quiet [​IMG] (except 2 of the Japanese bantams - a buff and a black) - anyone in Colorado looking for some of these? [​IMG]

    The big awkward reddish chicks in the pic are some of the NH pullets - a lady paid for them and asked me to keep them until they got back from a hunting trip, so I get to feed them for another week.

    I paid Ideal Poultry $97 delivered for my 49 chicks (they shipped 51, but 2 of the silkies did not survive the trip), and I have sold 26 of them for $5 each, so I am technically about $33 ahead and I get to keep 23, as long as no one is counting all the money I have spent at the feed store, hardware store and garage sales! [​IMG] Since I got rid of 26, I ordered the 25 pullet SURPRISE SPECIAL from Ideal Poultry (ship date 12/1/10). I figure on picking out my 10 favorites out of them and selling the rest, might wait til spring to sell these and hopefully charge $15 or so when they are almost ready to lay! [​IMG]

    I love watching surprise chicks and figuring out what breeds they are! [​IMG]
  5. chickkrzi

    chickkrzi Songster

    Dec 8, 2011
    Waco texas
    :)cute chicks, love the pic and thanks for sharing them
  6. WernerMolior

    WernerMolior In the Brooder

    Dec 9, 2011
    Hi, thank you for your nice pics! I would love to have some newborn chickens, perhaps in the spring. Werner

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