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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Birch Run Farm, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    The title pretty much describes my arrival today:




    This is a pile of red star pullets (50) with one bearded and muffed skunk, prolly an EE cockerel. Every single chick is active and energetic. They are a very inquisitive bunch of girls. I always buy from McMurray, always happy.

    Nice rainbow on the way back from the post office too but I didn't have the camera then.

    I also had to integrate my lonesome two week old araucana chick, Poppy. I figured Poppy would be excited as all heck since his/her baby sitter has been either me or one of my ploddish Uromastyx lizards. Poppy was NOT happy at first with the new chicks but is now settled in and showing them the ropes.

    Poppy with the Uro sharing birdseed on the deck [​IMG] :


    I have two six year old red stars. They lay very nicely still, extra large to jumbo brown shell eggs 5 to 6 days a week. This is an excellent egg layer and they are my quietest, least aggressive chickens.

  2. Cason

    Cason Songster

    What the heck is that thing on your deck???????
  3. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    I don't know but I hope it doesn't eat chickies!!!:eek:
  4. Wow and wow. Love all those cuties. [​IMG] And I am not a lizard fan, but Uro is neat, esp if he took care of sweet lil Poppy. I love your Araucanas and think I will have to buy some from you in the spring if you are selling.

    Enjoy all your babies! I got a box of chicks a few weeks ago and we've all been having fun with them. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    Glad for the info on the red-stars, as I got 2 with my last order... they are sweeties, even tho one of my "pullets" turns out to be a roo!

    Also like my Plain "ol California Whites--- spoied as can be!! You'd think My aracaunas or Wyandottes would be the calm/friendly ones!
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Ohhhhh my.......... Thats ALOT of chickies, Cute !!!!
  7. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    The lizard is very tame and even house broken. He is not a high energy being though like a chick. Normally the lizard shares seed with blue jays and chickadees so he is used to birds. Poppy never thought anything odd about him.

    Uromastyx are primarily vegetarian, they are desert lizards and need high heat so he does not stay outside very long at this time of the year. He asks to go out and relieve himself and will eat some seed and clover I keep in a pot out there.

    Poppy needed space to romp and sometimes would even sit on the lizard for a ride.

    All the chicks are good this morning, they are so cute when all fluff! Poppy looks quite settled with them now but is considerably larger than they are. I'll try and post a pic later.
  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I thought that I kicked the addiction; but now I'm going to look at hatcheries again! Maybe they can send me a couple hundred chicks. ALL THAT THERAPY RUINED WITH ONE PICTURE! LOL They are beautiful! So chubby! Or maybe its the camera adding grams!

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