So I went to look at chicks today.......

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eggstra New, May 12, 2010.

  1. Eggstra New

    Eggstra New Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Springport, Michigan
    that I'd found on Craigslist. I told myself I was only getting 3. I said self you're only getting 3!! I came home with 7. No surprise right???!!! LOL! Oi! These are my first chicks. I'm so nervous! I hope I don't kill them, they seem so fragile. [​IMG] They are four weeks old. I got 5 EE and 2 RIR. I went because I wanted to add more color to my flock because everyone is a shade of red, but those little RIR red fluff balls were so cute!! I couldn't decide on them and kept comparing them to see what ones I wanted and the man kept telling me just put it in the box. I got all 7 for $18. Plus I got a white EE with a beard just like I wanted. We'll see how I go. Wish me luck!!
  2. KKatknap

    KKatknap Songster

    Nov 15, 2009
    Albany, OR
    Congratulations and good luck! [​IMG]

    Keep them warm, fed and watered and they will be just fine. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Have fun!! [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    When I went to the feed store today (for feed)... I just couldn't resist seeing what they had available... I came very close to buying a Light Brahma.... Then I remembered... "You've got 37 W/BW at home in the brooder. Walk away from the chicks"....
  4. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    Four weeks old? No sweat. They're nearly bullet-proof now [​IMG] Enjoy!
  5. KKatknap

    KKatknap Songster

    Nov 15, 2009
    Albany, OR
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    I have so been there Mahonri!
    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  7. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Good luck with the babes. It will get easier, well somewhat.LOL
  8. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    LOL, A few weeks ago I went to the feed store for coop building supplies and decided I wanted a polish chick, but I only had older chicks at home, so I had to buy 2 to be buddies, but that only left 1 polish left with all the others, so the store owner said I could have the last one to keep with it's sisters, so I came home with 3 chicks and no coop building supplies because I forgot what I originally went there for [​IMG]
  9. rainnotebook

    rainnotebook Songster

    Oct 19, 2009
    Northern AZ

    I have chicks coming from ideal poultry tomorrow... so I just HAD to go to the feed store and get more to go with the ones I'm getting. (totally makes sense to me) [​IMG]
  10. LauraG

    LauraG Songster

    Apr 13, 2010
    Upstate, NY
    You people are awful, awful enablers.

    I could almost justify going out and doing the same....

    <<but honey *everybody's doin it!!>>

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