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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nic, May 28, 2007.

  1. Nic

    Nic Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks (hatched from a bator from eggs bought at a nearby free range farm) are 11/12 days old today.
    I'm not sure what breed they are or whether they are hens or roos, I'm keen to know asap really as we want to keep 2 or 3 hens if we have them and I want to start planning building their new home [​IMG]
    Here's Freddie
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    Rhonda
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    Punzel
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    Wobble
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    and finally Feathers who only has one (deformed at that) wing and is smaller than the others but very fiesty and holding his / her own well
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    Nic [​IMG]
     
  2. iopele

    iopele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, cuties! I can't tell boys from girls, but they're all adorable. I'm touched that you kept Feathers and are giving him/her a shot at life when a lot of people would've culled it at hatch. GOOD FOR YOU!

    Just from curiosity, what size of leg band are you using on your chicks? I want to band mine but am not sure what size to get. [​IMG]
     
  3. Nic

    Nic Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks [​IMG]
    The bands are a size 2, we're in the UK and found an excellent food and supplies seller at the weekend so stocked up on a feeder, waterer, grit and crumbs and found the bands for just 8pence each. We've not been able to tell the difference between the 3 yellow chicks so they seemed like a great idea. They were selling size 1 bands as for day old chicks and size 2 for 'chicks' so size 2 seemed like the right ones to get.
    I knew Feathers was going to have problems before it even hatched - he/she took over 3 hours to break out of the egg after I could clearly see it was a black chick - the others were out in minutes from that point. It was really hard not to help him/her break out of the egg and it was sad to see it only had one wing but it is doing fine and if it's a hen then I see no reasons why it won't be one of the ones we keep if it survives ok.

    We're keeping a close eye on them to ensure it's not getting bullied by the others.
     
  4. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yaaaaaaay for Rhonda!! (that's my name) LOL Seriously, they're beautiful!
     
  5. Emchick

    Emchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my babys' names are:

    Lump: a chick that is floppy he is verry sweet he is a black jap. roo

    Amoraq: a nother black jap. he comes to my hand when I put it down roo

    Cina:a fiesty meile fluer roo

    Garlic:the smallest meile fluer pullet

    G.T.:short for Garlic's twin pullet

    Ginger:the largest wyndotte feisty pullet

    Biddy: moms favorite wyndotte pullet

    little sister:smallest wyndotte pullet

    Poppy:an EE from a neihbor pullet

    Snapple: a white orph from the same neihbor pullet

    then there are 3 unamed jap. banties roos
     

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