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Update on my first 15.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by matt1898, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. matt1898

    matt1898 Chirping

    Jan 24, 2013
    Broadway, NC
    Hey all! It has been a few weeks since I posted last so I'd though I should pass along an update. All 15 of my chicks from MPC are doing great! Almost too great......man,they grow fast! We will be finishing up on the coop tomorrow and most likely have them moved into it by the end of the weekend. The colors on the dominiques and wyandottes are coming in.....they are going to be some very pretty birds. The australorps/jersey giants are still butt ugly, lol. I say that because I'm not quite sure which breed of the two that they are. The birds are very tame. You can pick them up with ease, they don't panic when I clean out the bedding or switch out the feeders....they just tilt their little heads up at you as if they are saying "Hey dad!".Anyways, I got 4 chicks for my gf for Valentines day and they are also doing quite well. I picked them up at a Tractor Supply.

    Hope all is well with everyone!

  2. OCpeep

    OCpeep Chirping

    Jan 8, 2012
    Orange County, CA
  3. gcbsmommy

    gcbsmommy In the Brooder

    Feb 12, 2013
    Wow, that's great that they are so laid back! Mine do kinda freak out when I clean their brooder. I do get some of the Buff Orpingtons (I have 16) to come up to be picked up and petted...then occasionally that example prompts a couple from my 10 Americaunas to come up to me. But in general, they are a bit nervous. I think it is the giant "lid" of the brooder (that I started to have to use lest they fly out of the coop - they were starting to do that). It is made of wood and chicken wire and I think the motion of it looming and moving over their heads freaks them out. Nothing to be done about that. I just try to be slow and speak in a soothing voice! LOL

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