TINIEST chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gryeyes, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    OMG, but newly hatched bantam Cochin chicks are SO small!
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    I've purchased one before in a feed store, but I try to get older chicks which are more feathered, so I know they'll survive. You know, having been shipped from a hatchery to the feed store, dumped into a big ol' trough with dozens of others and handled by customers without the individual attention WE give to our chicks once we get them home. My favorite feed store gets its shipments on Thursdays, I get there on Saturdays, and if I'm lucky when I'm in a chick buying mood, there will be some left over from the PREVIOUS week's shipment. They'll be past the most tender and vulnerable age and more likely to survive.

    So I've never seen chicks THIS small before.
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    One hatched the day before yesterday and two hatched yesterday morning in one of my incubators. Put your thumb and forefinger into a circle - each of these chicks would fall through that opening!
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    Names for two of them have appeared out of thin air: Dorothy and Gidget. Gidget is the smallest and can be called Widget if the "roo transformation" occurs. Haven't figured out what Dorothy's name would be in that event.... and the largest chick just looks like it will be a roo. No name has yet floated into my head.
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    Aren't they just adorable? [​IMG]
     
  2. kjhowe77

    kjhowe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable!
     
  3. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

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    yes love them [​IMG]
     
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, too cute![​IMG]
     
  5. Broodica

    Broodica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too Cute!!!!!
     
  6. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] my cochin banties!!!!
     
  7. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So adorable [​IMG]
     
  8. Becky1961

    Becky1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, so Sweet![​IMG]
     
  9. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG I HAVE to get some bantams next spring.... [​IMG]
     
  10. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Very cute I totally agree that the large one is a roo.
     

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