They grow so quickly - pics of our girls over 2 weeks (DUW)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JennsPeeps, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    We've tried to take pics daily. Some are on a cell phone anf I'll have to add them later. We got them on 3/11/09 from a feed store.


    Curry is a buff orpington. She has grown much faster than has our BA.

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    Croquette is a black australorp.

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    2 WKS AGO:
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    NOW:
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Ah, shucks, they melt your heart, don't they?
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    They sure do... especially when they cuddle up inside my robe, peeping softly every so often.

    Or when they fly from the brooder to the couch to sit on my lap.

    Or when they try to dust-bathe on the top of the brooder on a towel and wind up wing-walking themselves off the edge.

    Or when they run up to the cat to investigate him... for the umpteenth time.
     
  4. cwc362

    cwc362 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can't help but think that your cat looks likes he's putting the chicks on a Weight Watchers Scale to count calories!! [​IMG]

    Oh and your chicks and you cat are PURDY!!
     
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  5. mariahswind

    mariahswind New Egg

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    [​IMG] That is so cute I am just starting to study about chickens as I may be buying a farm around soon...and I want to raise chickens and have lots of eggs...what type is good for egg laying and for the freezer?
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    That cat has swatted at the chicks more than once. He really, really wants to bat them around. He's 12... he should know better.

    mariahswind - Welcome to BYC. I love having chickens! I took the "one of each" approach when I got my first 3: a barred rock, black sex-link, and a rhode island red. I wanted to see what we lived best. So far it's the BSL who has the best personality, the BR was super friendly and funny (she died this week... so sad...). but the RIR is a fantastic layer.

    So I just added these 2 hooligans to the mix: a buff orpington and a black australorp.

    Here's a great chart for learning more about breeds & which is better for what: http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:[​IMG] I agree with the other posts. I just wanted to welcome you too. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here is a great reference book, Gail Damerow's 'Storey's Guide to Chickens' is an excellent guide, as well as this web site. This site is an excellent source of information.

    Also here are some other good sites and info.
    Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/aboutChickens.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/lcenter.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/coopdesigns.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart
     
  8. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    Jenn your cat is just way too cool. At my house my baby chicks all have to be in rooms with the doors closed. Even if my cats didn't bother them I'm sure my dogs would and now I have the two baby pot bellied pigs. I have no idea what they are going to do around my chickens. I guess I will find that out this summer taking them out to watch chicken T.V. lol [​IMG]

    Thats a cool scale. Where did you get it? What is it like a kitchen scale? I need to get me one but really have no clue where to look. Wally world maybe.
     
  9. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Quote:The cat is normally on good behavior. He's a nice old boy - 12 yo.

    The scale was a clearance find at an upscale grocery store in my town. It will figure metric or ounces up to 5 lbs. It's got a memory for doing fiber, cal, etc. We paid about $16 for it.

    I [​IMG] clearance racks.
     
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  10. addiedunn

    addiedunn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jenn, I love these progression pics. I've only ever acquired grown birds, and we're thinking about hatching our Mutts....Does that mean I'm gong broody?
     

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