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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LynneP, May 16, 2008.

  1. the support group for those still waiting for chicks!


    I've been waiting longer than most, believe me.

    But I picked them up this morning, all are in good shape- beaks normal, all with good legs, unmarred fluff, clean bottoms. They ate within minutes of arrival, drank water off the tip of my finger and all use the waterer now; they rush to the edge of the brooder when I arrive and they let me stroke them. They poop, they groom...

    Unbelievable. Adorable..

    Now if I only knew what they are! At the co-op they said 'brown layers'. Well, that's good but the shipment was 'mixed bin'. Anyone care to hazard a guess?


    Last edited: May 16, 2008
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    awww they are too cute. Congratulations on your new babies
  3. lilcountry

    lilcountry Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Benson, NC
    :DSo pretty!! I love their color
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Red Sex-links, maybe? [​IMG] Cute, cute, cute!
  5. pookiethebear

    pookiethebear Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    Not an expert by no menas but they look like Buff Ops to me.
  6. I'll get better pics, soon. I waited until they fell asleep then turned off the infrared lamp to get the pic. I was so shocked at their friendly attitude. I mean, the curled finger works on kittens, even ferals, but who knew it worked on chicks. Some of you probably did, but I thought it would take a while. They're not afraid when I'm over them either.[​IMG]

    Red sex links or Buff Orps you say?

    The co-op is using a new hatchery, I can't imagine why they don't ask what the breeder stock is. Yeesh.
    Last edited: May 16, 2008
  7. vwoods

    vwoods Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    My guess... RIR's or Red sex link but a few look light enough to be buffs. They sure are cute.
  8. I thought the base color on some was very pale and there's one that is nearly solid rust, too. [​IMG]
  9. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Congrats on the babies, they sure are sweet. Some of them look my my Red Sex Links did as babies, some also look like my Golden Comets as babies. Anyone's guess i suppose. Enjoy them and the best of luck. [​IMG][​IMG]:weee:ya
  10. vwoods

    vwoods Songster

    Apr 25, 2008
    Spotsylvania, Virginia
    ooh, golden comets didn't even cross my mind. Good guess!

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