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The start of my chicken adventure...in pictures

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by half-acre-homestead, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. half-acre-homestead

    half-acre-homestead New Egg

    Sep 13, 2008
    Well, I've been lurking around BYC for a few months getting lots of info to prepare for my chicken adventure. Now I can finally join in as an official chick momma! I received my babies just over two weeks ago. I have five black stars, 15 buff orpingtons, four easter eggers (one died in transit) and a mystery "rare" bird.

    Here they are on arrival day:
    This is "mystery chick" Her name is Angel.


    This is LuLu. She's also in my avatar. She came with a deformed leg. It's on backwards. I checked it out to see if it was broken or could be splinted but it is "hard and fixed" at the joint. So I put her in her own little box.


    After a few hours she was jumping up and down on her one leg trying to see where all the chirping was coming from. She was jumping so high that half her body was clearing the sides of the box. So I put her in with the others to see what would happen. A couple chicks tried to peck her but she stood right up on her one good leg and pecked back at them. Now she is still in with the rest of them and gets along just fine. When they are all moving around you have to really search to figure out which one she is. She flies around just like all the others and uses her wing to balance when she needs to.

    Here are pics at one week after arrival day:

    Playtime in the garden:


    I can't believe how much they have changed even since I took these pics last Thursday!

    Thanks for letting me share!
  2. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    So beautiful - and welcome!
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    They are adorable! Thanks for sharing pics. They grow so fast, don't they?

  4. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
  5. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    very cute!
  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] We are so glad that you are here! Your chicks look wonderful! It is amazing how fast they grow! Keep us updated on them!

    ****edited for clarity...
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2008
  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Cute chicks. I'm always amazed when I see chick pics on paper towels and the paper towels are spotless.
  8. half-acre-homestead

    half-acre-homestead New Egg

    Sep 13, 2008
    Quote:LOL! That's why I posted the "clean towels" picture and not this one:


    I was embarrassed about the mess! [​IMG]

    The paper towels lasted one day. Then I switched to pine shavings. Now they are outside full time with heat lamps at night.

    Thanks for the welcomes everyone!
  9. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
  10. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008

    Cute babies!!!

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