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The things "they" don't tell you about baby chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kieyamama, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Kieyamama

    Kieyamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look dead when they are sleeping. And they try to peck eachothers eyes out.

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  2. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
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    We call them "chick puddles". But hmmm, mine haven't tried to peck each other's eyes out. Maybe you're just lucky that way!
     
  3. Kieyamama

    Kieyamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha-I know. They look at eachother like..."hey sis...your eyes look de-lishhh!!
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    - That they will kill their weaker flock mates if given the right provocation.

    - That they double their size each week.

    - That you should use red heat lamps.

    - That shredded paper makes a fine litter. So does sand, gravel, ground corn cob, dried compost, finely shredded leaves, etc.

    - That they need more room - always.
     
  5. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Sumatra chicks from the time they learned to walk, until they were 6 weeks old, would try to tear the feet off my bantam OEG chicks. Had to keep Um separated. They were just like raptors.
     
  6. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They also don't tell you that they are escape artists!!
     
  7. wombat

    wombat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2009
    They don't tell you that if you brood them in your sunroom, you will get so attached to the peeping sounds that you'll miss them when you put them outside!

    I'm looking forward to early spring, when I get started raising some more.
     
  8. Quillgirl

    Quillgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That they poop their weight each day, on everything and everywhere.
     
  9. Luna_Chick66

    Luna_Chick66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know! [​IMG]

    Mine are only 2 weeks old and I've already pondered this.
     
  10. Buugette

    Buugette [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Cra

    May 26, 2009
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    wombat wrote: They don't tell you that if you brood them in your sunroom, you will get so attached to the peeping sounds that you'll miss them when you put them outside!

    Oh, I so agree... at the moment I have 6 in my sunroom. One WCPolish bantam who is 4 months old, and 5 Silkies that are just over 3 weeks. I don't want to put them outside... the belong with me where they are safe.

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