Very first chicks shipping this week!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nobbit, May 16, 2011.

  1. Nobbit

    Nobbit Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    EEEK! CHICKENS! I'm so excited; they should be hatching today and get here this week! [​IMG] I've been great entertainment for my husband as I very much resemble the jumping smiley.

    I've had some experience with full grown chickens on my grandparents' farm, but this will be my first go at my own chicks from scratch, as it were.

    I have a card board box with shredded paper towels (shifting to pine shavings after 2 weeks), waterer, feeder (medicated feed), getting a heat source today. When they get a little bigger they'll be moved to our large dog crate, lining with cardboard for draft walls. We'll be building the coop/run over the next 2 months. I plan to make it twice as big as we think it should be [​IMG] Using sand as flooring.

    Do y'all have any other last minute tips for a newbie?

    In anticipation of their arrival, I will be doing this all day --->[​IMG]
  2. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    Sounds like you are WAY READY.......
    Hope they get there soon...... [​IMG]
    very exciting... [​IMG]
  3. Mehpenn

    Mehpenn Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 1, 2011
    Gastonia, NC
    FYI....Pics of new fuzzy butts are mandatory to remain a member of this board. hehe


    Very exciting!!!!!
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  4. Nobbit

    Nobbit Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2011
    They're HERE!!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    [​IMG] CHICKENS!!!

    [​IMG]Valerie, a Sicilian Buttercup

    [​IMG] Zita, a light brown Leghorn

    [​IMG] Lachesis, a Turken

    [​IMG] Hazel, an Exchequer Leghorn

    [​IMG] Sleepy babies
  5. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
    Cute! [​IMG]

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