YAY! New Chicks are here! (plus a question) (pic heavy of course)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by belibutn, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, our chicks finally arrived from Welp: 35 Cornish Rock crosses, 5 Barred Rocks, 5 Buff Orpingtons, and 5 Red Sexlinks. We got 1 extra CxR, and 1 had died in shipping - so they evened out. We thought we lost a BO as well, but it was barely alive and decided to die later on that night. My youngest named her Fate since he said she was in the hands of The Fates. A CxR died overnight friday night as well - it was very small and looked to have an injured hip. We thought we would loose another one (the kids still think that it is the first CxR - no need to make them sad, huh?) but it has perked up a lot and seems to be doing fine, if not just being a little bit slower than the rest.

    I wanted to post about it Friday morning, but I didn't have pics yet, and know how I would be harangued for not posting pics.

    Anyway, before I get to the pics, Quick Question: When can I start giving them treats, and what kinds? They have been on pine shavings since Friday evening. I was also thinking about bringing them outside later on tonight... real feel right now is about 100, so I was gonna wait till MUCH later.

    So here are the pics:

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    This was taken about 15minutes before the cat decided that was waaaay too many more pets and went and peed in the dryer full of clothes. We had a serious discussion with him - much yowling involved - and he now loves his chicks

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    the brooder is actually our way too big bath tub with some chicken wire across the top of it.

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    This is our laying flock

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    This is my wife's favorite, Moogie - named after Rom's nickname for his mother Ishka on Star Trek Deep Space Nine
     
  2. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww they are so cute!
    do you have the coop all ready?
     
  3. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet, but we are working on it. It should be done in a few days, heat permitting.
     
  4. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What cute chicks. What I've learnt from the board is not to give treats until they are at least 4 weeks old. The exception to this is organic, plain yogurt. I would probably wait a couple of weeks for anything but the chick starter.

    Seeing those makes me wish mine were babies again [​IMG]
     
  5. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bugs and stuff are ok, though, right?
     
  6. tygab

    tygab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are eating bugs, even if I am not feeding them... today an ant went into the brooder (a big one) and they went crazy, with the eventual winner eating it. Mine are 3 wks old... also I tried to give them plain organic yogurt today and they were a little perplexed by it but nibbled. It may have been how I presented it... in a small pet bowl vs on a saucer.
     
  7. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Try putting it on a saucer with some of the starter crumbles they eat sprinkled on the top. My girls thought I was poisoning them the firs time or two but now , lordy have mercy they wait at the pen door and practically knock me over and take the dish away. They do love it but I don't give it to often yet as I hear too much calcium is not good for them yet. Trudy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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