So now there are chickens in the den

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jobeibi, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. jobeibi

    jobeibi Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2010
    Florida Panhandle
    The feed store was scheduled to get a batch of Rhode Island Red chicks in today, so last night I went to Walmart and got a wire dog kennel, a brooder light, and bedding. After work today, I bought six new babies! ( I swear, I was only going to buy four.)

    I was surprised at how self sufficient they are. I thought I would have to show them where the water and food were, but they seemed to know already that anything my hands brought into their box was edible. One of them already caught a bug all by herself.

    This is the girls in their box in the car.

    This is someone with no fear of me or my camera.

    Guess I'd better get on to building that coop.
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers


    Yah, get the coop built. Now that you have chickens...... (Been there, done that one!)
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    So cute!! [​IMG] Chickens are VERY much addictive, as you are finding out! [​IMG] Have fun! [​IMG] Thanks for sharing.
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Very pretty chicks!!
  5. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    They're so precious!!!! Mine are still in my den too! I'm just not ready to send them outside yet! Enjoy them!
  6. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chickens in the den sounds about right. I've got quail in the garage and the family room and doves in the spare bedroom. I had chickens, turkeys, and ducks all hatch out and live in the spare bedroom for a few days until they moved out to the garage and the ultimately to the outdoor runs.
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2007
    Such cute chubby little things!
  8. jobeibi

    jobeibi Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2010
    Florida Panhandle
    Toast'n Jelly :

    Such cute chubby little things!

    I know! They're so round!

    I wondered if they'd ever go to sleep last night. Poor things. They'd fall asleep in pairs, leaning against each other. (Not huddled like they were cold, just looked like they were holding each other up.) Then they'd wake right back up and go back to eating. (They never stop eating!) About midnight, five of them were actually settled down and sleeping. The sixth couldn't stand the quiet, and started peeping until they all woke up.

    I was shocked to find a cage full of sleeping birds this morning. I didn't think it was possible.​
  9. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    ( I swear, I was only going to buy four.)

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    They are beautiful! Congrats!​
  10. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
    Quote:haha i'll have to agree with you on that one [​IMG]

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