They're finally here

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by basicliving, May 20, 2008.

  1. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    My chicks finally made it yesterday afternoon. Poor babies had quite a weekend - got stuck in the Northern VA post office over night on Sunday. Long story short - they were special delivered to Charlottesville - and then sent right away to Harrisonburg and I drove there to pick them up at 1:30 yesterday afternoon. They were all alive when I picked them up. McMurrays sent the free exotic - plus a free Phoenix rooster for some reason. So we ended up with 27, but one didn't make it through the night. It was a little leghorn. I cried and cried when I found her.

    Here are a couple of pics of them in the brooder (the red tint is the heat lamp):

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    And look at this little cutie!

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    I just love every single one of them! They were making a racket around 2AM and when I checked I found them piling. I turned up the heat and they quieted right down. When I woke up they were silent - scared me to death! But when I checked I found them sprawled out all over the brooder sleeping. Cute, cute, CUTE!!!! I can't quit looking at them!

    Penny
     
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Congrats on your babies...

    Do you have a thermometer in with them?
    You may want to so you can control the temp without cooking them.

    They look Fabulous and I love the curious one.
     
  3. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    I just love them. Yes - I have a thermometer in there with them. It reads right at 95 and they stay right underneath the heat lamp. I think they are cold natured!

    One is not doing well at all. I just put her in a little box by herself. I think I'll post a question about how to handle a sick baby on the forum to see what other say.

    Penny
     

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