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Telling chicks apart

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by loloschicks, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. loloschicks

    loloschicks New Egg

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    just got my first chicks today! i ordered from ideal and got 12 black broilers 1 black austrolorp and recieved 2 peanuts so kinda a fail because i cant tell any breeds apart even the extras look like the others. do i have to wait till they get bigger to tell witch is the austrolorp? help appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. t/m

    t/m Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from VA! I have no idea how to help you, just wanted to say welcome and I know you must be super eggcited about receiving your new babies! When I got my babies (6 different breeds) I searched the individual breed and found chick pics to compare them to. Congratulations and have fun with your babies. By the way, they grow super fast!
     
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] to the BYC

    Yep surprise 1 day does not help a lot but in a few weeks when size begin to change crops will begin later thicker legs are a factor you will see. Post pics they are cute. light now heat em up your the mommy. Big box 85 degrees the first week 2nd 80 and reduce by 5 degrees a week until the last is fully feathered. Pumpkin season big box at grocery and appliance stores have boxes. Medicated chick feed, water with vitamin water like a Vita Sol water soluble drops. Extra bulbs just in case thermometer to make sure its not to hot. Big Teddy so they can snuggle but a couple of things. Fire be careful we have a couple of fires even a barn burned to the ground with lights not being secure reported here at BYC in the last couple of months. The clamp one are a problem without safety chains. The most important is to make sure the kids have a place to get out of the heat. If they are not playing under it and around the edges its to hot. You want them to play under. At the top is the learning center and it has a lot of the chicken 101 things. Enjoy and have fun!!
     
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  4. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very exciting. in a few weeks, you can tell them apart. they change so fast.
    my babies are only 2 months old and they are the size of my bantams............. enjoy it..........take lots of pictures.
     
  5. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is a picture of one of my australorps as a 2 day old, perhaps that helps:


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  6. loloschicks

    loloschicks New Egg

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    wow that was fast, thanks! and thats what i figued waiting but either way theyre all adorable [​IMG] but one wasnt looking to good and couldnt stand on one foot he died this morning [​IMG] but the rest seem all good and happy.
     
  7. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would go out and get some Vita Sol or vitamins and electrolytes in the water and start them on medicated chick crumbles.
     

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