Tomorrow is the big day!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickeninthemeadow, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Chickeninthemeadow

    Chickeninthemeadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tomorrow my 5 year old and I will venture to a town an hour away and pick up our chicks! He is so excited (as am I). We've got the food (50 lbs of Nutrena chicken starter feed), the water bin, the food trough, the lamp all set up in the garage. All I have to do is put the food, water, and chicks in. We even got the vitamins that we may or may not use (haven't decided yet).

    I still need to put a lid on the brooder and install the perches for the birds. I'm still trying to regulate the temperature (the 250 watt bulb was WAY too hot, got a 125 but I worry cause it ain't red). It's all starting to come together though and in less than 24 hours, I will have added a dozen baby chicks to the things I am responsible for caring for.
     
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! Be sure to post pictures when they arrive! [​IMG]
     
  3. TommyM

    TommyM Out Of The Brooder

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    We pick up my grand-daughters tomorrow,there 4-h chicks,25 red sex links.everything is ready we hope.This will be the first chicken raising for both of us
     
  4. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Congrats! Be sure to take a lot of pictures because they grow faster then you think!!!!
     
  5. Chickeninthemeadow

    Chickeninthemeadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they are here. My two kids are enthralled about them. Here are some pics. We got 6 Buff Orpingtons and 6 Speckled Sussex.

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    this is my fave pic, two buff orpingtons snuggling

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  6. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Your chicks are too cute and love the orpingtons and sussexes! [​IMG] What a great set up-enjoy them![​IMG]
     
  7. QualityPolish

    QualityPolish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my heck! So cute ^^ [​IMG]
     
  8. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! [​IMG]

    You will absolutley love both breeds, our BO's are such lap chickens and the Speckled Sussex are stunning birds, they are the cutest little buggers too!
     
  9. smcjoj3

    smcjoj3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah! they look awesome! Congrats! - I am jealous, we went to get our first chicks this morning from the feed store & there shipment never came! I am living vicariously through your pictures! thanks for posting.
     
  10. Chickeninthemeadow

    Chickeninthemeadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to hear they hadn't come in yet. Hopefully tomorrow the fuzzy butts will arrive and they will all be healthy and happily chirping for you to take them home.
     

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