Unexpected chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PFSfarmer, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2012
    My Coop
    We are just glad its chicks and nothing else...lol.

    We thought a predator got this hen because she had been gone for a while and the Surprise Chicks!!

    So we rounded her and the chicks up and got some food to the new momma. She was starving!


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  2. mtnviewfarms

    mtnviewfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    what a great surprise - thanks for sharing the story and the adorable pix!
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    What a wonderful surprise! Adorable pics [​IMG]
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    aww I love seeing little fuzzy balls with legs with there mommy
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Awesome!!! I have to ask as your run is so neat.... how does that sand work? its it easy to clean and how do you clean yours? Do you also use sand in brooders? Thank you!
  6. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 26, 2012
    Apollo, PA
    So sweet! Congrats!!!
  7. PFSfarmer

    PFSfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2012
    My Coop
    Sorry for the delay in response time. You know life gets in the way...lol.

    Sand works great in our chicken pen/run. Our land is sandy clay so its right here when we need it. We do go in once a week with a light leaf rake and rake up all the manure to put in the compost pile. Sometimes we have to bring more sand in as they take sand baths and scratch in the pen/run it all disappears. We also clean the coop at the same time. We used to put sand in the coop also, but realized we get better results with nothing as the chickens knock some bedding out of the nest and track in some sand. When we built the coop we painted the floor with floor paint. The same paint they use in the display sheds at home depot, lowes, etc. I think if we build another coop I would try a vinyl floor.

    Also we turn our birds out everyday. The chickens dont go far, but the guineas will go a good distance. They will go so far that we dont realize they have roamed off till we can just faintly hear them. Guineas seem to have that wild animal instinct in them that I believe no matter what you do they will always have it. All of the birds go in the coop every night on their own with no problem.

    Anyways I hope this helps.

    Also want to thank everyone else for your replies.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012

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