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lute
03-13-2007, 02:24 PM
So, I planned on getting chicks again this year, but not for a while. We know what happend last year. I've made an area AWAY from the dogs so this won't happen again. We live in a different house than we did last year and I have lots more room for them too.

Anywho, I went to the next town this morning for a doctor's appointment. I stopped by my grandparent's new Carhart Supply store for a visit on my way out of town. While I was there my Grandma said I should go look what the new store next door has. I walked over to the new feed store next door. They had baby chicks! :D They were only a day or so old. All looked pretty healthy and happy. I decided I was gonna buy a few, but the store wasn't open yet. They don't open till 4pm. So I'm getting their area ready and waiting for my little brother to get home. He's the other animal nut in the family and he's going to help me pick some out.

I'm not sure what kinds of chickens they were. They had Rhode Island Reds and a couple other kinds.

I'll take pics and post em when we get home!

critter crazy
03-13-2007, 02:48 PM
Oh how exciting!!! cant wait to see pics!! I love baby chicks! Obviously since i ahve 30 chicken eggs in the Incubator!:rolleyes: he he he he! Arent baby chicks so exciting?? hope they are all healthy!

Flatcoatluver
03-13-2007, 02:50 PM
How exciting! I know the feeling when I am getting baby ducks! Make sure you take lots of pictures!

sweetpatata6
03-13-2007, 04:56 PM
:D PICTURES!!! (( I trust you to pick out cute chicks lol)

Kalei
03-13-2007, 08:54 PM
Yay! I can't wait! Baby chicks are sooo cute. They look so yellow and poofy, I could hug them:D

lute
03-13-2007, 10:32 PM
Here are pics of my chicks and a video too! The lady at the store said she knew there was Rhode Island Reds and then a mixture of a couple other kinds. We don't know what we got. Any ideas?

Everyone in the box they came home in.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture050.jpg

There are two little black and white ones, a whitish one, and two that look like RIR.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture041.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture042.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture048.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture045.jpg

lute
03-13-2007, 10:33 PM
In their brooding pen at home.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture044.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture043.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture046.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture047.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture051.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture049.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture052.jpg

more in next post...

lute
03-13-2007, 10:34 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture053.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture054.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture055.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture056.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture057.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture058.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/Picture059.jpg

And a video. You can hear them peeping!
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/th_Picture060.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y130/BeanieGracie/chickens/?action=view&current=Picture060.flv)

Flatcoatluver
03-13-2007, 10:56 PM
They are so adorable Lexi! And devenly not as dirty as baby ducks! I also see your wearing your Jhon Deer shirt, mine has holes in them from the dogs.

critter crazy
03-13-2007, 11:13 PM
They are so cute!!! Adorable!!!

The black and white ones, look like they could be either Barred rocks or Black stars. The whitish one is harder to Identify, could be just about anything, but Buff rock comes to mind.
If you want to see what chick breeds look like, check out www.Mcmurrayhatchery.com (http://www.Mcmurrayhatchery.com) click on the day old chicks, and each breed will have a pic of the baby chicks.

lute
03-13-2007, 11:34 PM
Thanks for the link critter crazy!

Flatcoatluver, yes, they are pretty dern clean. I can't wait to get started on their pen. OH yes! I LOVE my John Deere shirt! :D

critter crazy
03-13-2007, 11:43 PM
Hey no probs! I think it is fun trying to figure out the breeds! he he he!

Genny
03-14-2007, 01:01 AM
They are cute* I haven't ever had baby chickens, but I've had baby ducks and they are SO much fun!

sweetpatata6
03-14-2007, 07:42 AM
:D I knew I could trust you to get cute chickies!!! :p I like the black ones

Crazy-Cat-Lover
03-14-2007, 08:17 AM
Awww, they are just precious! I wish I could hold one, they look so soft! :D

Kalei
03-14-2007, 10:18 AM
Awww! They are so adorable!:D They look so nice and soft:)

lute
03-14-2007, 01:30 PM
they are really soft! :D I've got one of them hangin out on my arm right now.

Scooter's Mom
03-14-2007, 10:03 PM
They are so cute! I haven't had baby chicks in 15 years or more... I hope you have a great time with them! I love the little black & white ones.

cassiesmom
03-14-2007, 10:59 PM
Lute, city slicker question here ... what will you do with the baby chicks when they're ... uhmm ... grown? Will you move them to a hen house? They sure are cute.

lute
03-15-2007, 08:30 PM
Lute, city slicker question here ... what will you do with the baby chicks when they're ... uhmm ... grown? Will you move them to a hen house? They sure are cute.
the chicks will be moved outdoors to a fenced area with a hen house when they are 5-6 weeks old. IF the weather is nice enough. Unfortinatly, I live too close to neighbors to keep any roosters. since these chicks are straight run i may have to find homes for the ones that turn out to be roosters.

Freedom
03-15-2007, 08:40 PM
Will you be able to collect eggs from them???

They are VERY cute! I see them at the farm store, in a couple weeks, along with the baby ducks and baby turkeys etc. I always wonder how many are going to end up . . . on a dinner table!

BCollie_Kelly
03-15-2007, 10:11 PM
Awwwww! Sooo sooo cute!

critter crazy
03-15-2007, 10:20 PM
the chicks will be moved outdoors to a fenced area with a hen house when they are 5-6 weeks old. IF the weather is nice enough. Unfortinatly, I live too close to neighbors to keep any roosters. since these chicks are straight run i may have to find homes for the ones that turn out to be roosters.
Too bad you live so far away, I can always use more roosters! I love my roosters!

lute
03-17-2007, 12:08 AM
Freedom, yes! In a few months the pullets(hens that havn't laid any eggs yet) will lay big brown eggs. Fortinatly NONE of my chickens will be eaten. I could never eat one of my pets. It would just be wrong. I hate seeing the fryer chicks at feed stores. Poor things are guarenteed to die and probably be eaten. :(

critter crazy, I wish I lived closer to you too! I'd be visiting your big puppies and lovely chickens all the time! :D :p

critter crazy
03-17-2007, 01:40 AM
Freedom, yes! In a few months the pullets(hens that havn't laid any eggs yet) will lay big brown eggs. Fortinatly NONE of my chickens will be eaten. I could never eat one of my pets. It would just be wrong. I hate seeing the fryer chicks at feed stores. Poor things are guarenteed to die and probably be eaten. :(

critter crazy, I wish I lived closer to you too! I'd be visiting your big puppies and lovely chickens all the time! :D :p
Yup! dont eat my chickens either, they are for pets and eggs. They all have names! ;)
Gonna be hard comming up with 42 more names, once all my eggs hatch!:eek:

tikeyas_mom
03-17-2007, 01:50 AM
AWW they are so cute!!!! do you have a special food that you feed them? where are their mother/s?

critter crazy
03-17-2007, 01:55 AM
AWW they are so cute!!!! do you have a special food that you feed them? where are their mother/s?
Chicks are fed a special diet called "Chick Starter feed", found at you local Feed store. Chicks purchased from feed stores, or Hatcheries, as day olds, are hatched in Incubators.