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Remember those chicks I hatched out in Nov. 08?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cottage Rose, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Craziest thing I ever did...will NEVER do that again![​IMG]
    Lost 1/2 of them to Mereks. It was most depressing.
    Survivors are: 2 wheaten, 1 blue wheaten, 1 blue copper and 1 black copper pullets and 1 wheaten cockerel.
    You might note on the far right a golden cuckoo.
    I got 2 - 14 week old pullets today (vaccinated for Mereks).
    I've been letting them outside now on nice days and at first it was rather funny...they would all huddle together and move in a ball form. Lord knows they need grass and sunshine. Hope they're not permanently damaged from their 6 months of secluded winter existence.
    So how did you other folks who raised some winter chicks do?

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  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    I didnt hatch any chicks, but I got chicks shipped in in feburary. Our spring isnt until just two weeks ago here, so they've been in the brooder, in a box, and then in the coop.

    Gosh keeping everyone inside and warm is stressful!

    Those gals look gorgeous! did you hatch them from your own eggs?
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    well, we all know how my winter chicks did...

    ZOINKS!

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  4. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That comb looks absolutely HUGE! Is that normal? Or is that particular breed of a roo? Wowsa!
     
  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:That comb looks absolutely HUGE! Is that normal? Or is that particular breed of a roo? Wowsa!

    he's a Leghorn. see here.

    any other little winter wonders?
     
  6. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched chicks in November twice and all are doing well. Except the two Roos that became Sunday dinner [​IMG]
     
  7. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That comb looks absolutely HUGE! Is that normal? Or is that particular breed of a roo? Wowsa!

    he's a Leghorn. see here.

    any other little winter wonders?

    You could sell tickets with that one [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MJ that is too funny [​IMG] poor little man. Do you think it's done growing or will it get bigger [​IMG]
     
  9. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Got 25, 8 breeds from Ideal and all are alive and kickin. Didnt' get the vaccinated per ideals reccomendation. They're in the back room with heat lights and hope to move them to the coop soon. Feeding them medicated chick feed still and lettuce, corn, stale rolls, and chick grit. They didn't like culiflower.
    So far so good. Can't send pics wish I could. Maybe soon. Oh they were delivered Feb 25th.
     
  10. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out some here as well as ordered from ideal last october, they spent the winter in the house and are now in the garage getting ready for their outdoor adventure, so far they don't roam far from the garage door. I will never raise chicks in the house over winter again! good lord what a mess. This is just one of many chicks all grown up.... Ms fancy pants
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