So guess what happens when you volunteer - you bring home chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kkoerner, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. kkoerner

    kkoerner Out Of The Brooder

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    I volunteered today at the "Chicken Stimulus Package" event in Roswell Ga. The event was organized by the Chicken Whisperer. We were handing out free chicks and information. Anyways, I expected to bring home 2 chicks to keep my one lonely chick company (only had 1 of my 3 eggs to hatch this week). Well I ended up bringing 8 home! We are in chick heaven right now. Thank goodness I have time to add some roosts to my coop or I would be in trouble.
    Here is a pic of our lonely chick. Amercauna, I believe.
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    Here is a pic of our 8 new ones. 1 Amercauna, 3 Barred Rocks, 1 New Hampshire Red, and 3 Golden Comets.
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  2. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats.
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    nice flock!
     
  4. chicklips

    chicklips Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always bring home more than I "really" needed.
     
  5. rrhill

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    Great event. I brought home 10 new chicks, 5 barred rocks & 5 white leghorns. I had planned on getting some for awhile...seemed like a good time and good cause!
     
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    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great variation of breeds!


    Keep the pictures coming! [​IMG]
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Pretty babies! I love my Golden Comets; they're some of my absolute friendliest girls! [​IMG]
     
  8. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is the chick drinking water? The gold one with white wing tips? I got a chick like this a week ago and don't know what it is. It was nearly doubled in size now. It is still a buff or gold color and the wings are lighter colored (but no longer white).

    I posted a picture last week and received several replies but they varied. Thoughts were New Hampshire Red, Gold Comet, Gold Sex Link, and Brown Leghorn. I was told it was a RIR, which it is not. Out of these replies, the assortment it came from was only supposed to contain Gold Sex Link. I am leaning towards this.

    Thanks.
     
  9. felidaet

    felidaet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE - I just cleaned my brooder and took a close look at the chick. I now see that she has some dark brown feathers starting to emerge on her upper back. She is two weeks old. I forgot to mention that one person thought it is an ISA Brown. I am now starting to think this might be what it is.
     
  10. kkoerner

    kkoerner Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told golden comet. My New Hampshire Red is to the right eating food. She is a week old whereas the comets are 2 days old. Hence the size difference.
     

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