The start of my chicken adventure...in pictures

half-acre-homestead

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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!
Lorie
 

hinkjc

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

Jody
 

DouglasPeeps

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Welcome to BYC!!
We are so glad that you are here! Your chicks look wonderful! It is amazing how fast they grow! Keep us updated on them!


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redoak

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Cute chicks. I'm always amazed when I see chick pics on paper towels and the paper towels are spotless.
 

half-acre-homestead

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



I was embarrassed about the mess!


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!
 

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