The chicks came this morning

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Remudamom, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Remudamom

    Remudamom Songster

    And there were 11 I wasn't expecting. They packed them in for the extra body heat and said they were all roos. Poor little things.

    Anyhow, I wasn't expecting that many so my dd made me an emergency brood box, put the 11 in there.

    Then I took a dark colored sterilite box up to the henhouse, loaded Little Mom and her eggs in there with some shavings, put the lid on to keep it dark and then brought her into the house and switched the eggs for the banties. Lid is back on and they seem to be doing well. She's covering all eight of them and pecked me when I was helping them under.

    I watered them all and put some food with them briefly before giving them to Little Mom. How long should I leave them before putting water and food in? They were shipped yesterday.

    I know I should have waited for evening to switch, but I didn't have a safe place to keep that many. Hopefully we're good.
  2. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Songster

    Jun 9, 2011
    Red Rock
    Congrats on the chicks! I picked up an order myself about an hour ago at the PO. Got me some BO pullets and an assortment of heavy breed pullets in addition to the small Ideal flock a friend ordered. What'd ya get?
  3. debid

    debid Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    They shouldn't need food yet but I'd put it in now. It's not going to hurt if they start eating on day 2 and surely mama hen will want to eat.
  4. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Pictures please [​IMG] (from both) [​IMG]! Congratulations. [​IMG]
  5. Remudamom

    Remudamom Songster

    I ordered Blue mille de fleur d'uccles (???) banties from Ideal. They said the extras were a cross, they are a dark gold and a standard size.

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