Why wasn't I warned?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hdchic, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. hdchic

    hdchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my 27 new little Barred Rock chicks today, I would have appreciated a little warning on the CUTE FACTOR!!!! OMG I almost fell over they are SOOOO CUTE!! hehe... [​IMG]

    I had the 50 meat bird chicks, and yes, they were cute in their own right. Standard yellow and fuzzy. But these little girls, with their black bodies and yellow/white butts are killing me!! I keep going to the brooder just to look at the little boogers...LOL [​IMG]

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  2. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until you hatch your own, it gets worse...lol Also if you ever get americanas or EE, You get a batch of those in and no one looks alike!!! It is sooooo fun to watch thier little personalities emerge. Jenn
     
  3. Suess hens

    Suess hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh just wait...they remain cute for a few more weeks...then puberty...and honestly even in their ugly state...still cute! My BR is 3 weeks old and has gotten her barred feathers...still cute!
     
  4. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    People here don't warn us newbs about anything [​IMG]
    They wait until we get sucked in and then enable our addiction.

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  5. hdchic

    hdchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] ROFL @ chicknhawaii That is sooo true!! DH laughs at me because I keep calling them "my lil peep-peeps"...he thinks I've lost my brain.

    And oh, I can't wait to watch their personalities come out...I hope they all make it!!
     
  6. Mycookoonest

    Mycookoonest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my 5 barred rocks yesterday from MPC and i can't get over how cute they are!!!!!!!!!!! Although i have to say I'm a bit more attatched to the ones I hatched out on monday/tuesday.

    I'm hooked...
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    We don't warn people of the about them being so cute!...it's suppose to be a surprise...

    Might want to change them from newspapers to something less slick so they don't get spraddle leg tho...use paper towels for a few days then put woodshavings under those and then lift the paper towels off to just use the shavings...

    Spraddle leg is not something pretty to have to take care of.....
     
  8. hdchic

    hdchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx for the tip, I will be doing that today!! [​IMG]

    As for the suprise in cuteness.....I was once told that baby anything was cute...but dang, these are waaaaayyyy cuter than I expected!! I always thought "How can you get attached to a chicken?" and although I'm not going to 'snuggle' with them, I am wondering how I'm going to name them all and keep them straight!! LOL
     
  9. JerryO

    JerryO Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got our Red Star and Leghorn girls and they are the cutest little things. Our 5 Buff Orpingtons are remaining cute even though they are 3 weeks old now...but you are so correct, nobody warned me about how cute or how crazy, head over heals I would fall for these little ladies! Congrats on your babies![​IMG]
     
  10. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    you didnt need a warming.because you was gonna be over taken by the cute lil fuzzybutts.the cute factor only last 3wks.
     

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