My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by Poultryman » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:49 am

Chicks will benefit from antibiotics for about 3 days and multivit for about 5 days. Also make sure to keep temperature at optimal range.
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by Eirwen » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:37 pm

Hi Poultryman, my 'chicks' are now 19 weeks old and have been enjoying life outside for a month now :)
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by Marigold » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:32 pm

It would be nice to see more pics of them now they're big girls, Eirwen. .
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by Eirwen » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:07 am

Here's some from last week :) Been out of action a bit since my op but my hubby has been helping out a lot thank goodness! :)
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by Eirwen » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:15 am

They have been doing really well outside with the relatively nice weather we've had, a real pleasure keeping them now, no fuss, and the coop is real easy to clean out.
My speckledy walked up to me the other day and 'bowed' (then proceeded to do her usual hoping up to my shoulder to sit and chat a while)! Was so funny! I've heard they start doing that as they mature, hopefully eggs won't be too long coming now! I still think easter hols is a possibilty! I'm really excited to find that first egg :)
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by Margaid » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:34 am

Love their expressions Eirwen.
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by chrismahon » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:38 am

A good strong happy looking flock that Eirwen. The Cream Legbar at the bottom is a real sweetie.
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by Marigold » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:33 am

The CLB and the Speckledy have lovely red combs, shouldn't be too long now.
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by Eirwen » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:32 pm

The CLB at the bottom is the oldest, being 21 weeks, she's the most shy and least interested in me, all the others will run to me as soon as they see me but she's quite happy hanging back, waiting to see if I have anything nice first! She is the most docile with the other hens, even though she was much bigger than the others for a few weeks, she never bothered them. She was also the most calm being picked up. I think she's just very submissive bless her!
The other CLB has a fluffy head and totally different personality, one of the top hens I think, she seems to compete with one of the white stars for top spot! Which is funny as the white stars are much smaller and slimer, but they rule the roost!! Always first to go in the coop and get fist choice in perching spot. Some of the others wont even use the perching bars, they'll just snuggle in the bottom, bless.

They really are fascinating to watch :)
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Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

Post by dinosaw » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:19 am

Nice photos and lovely birds, you have done a very good job with them Eirwen. White stars are naturally dominant birds and have a 'if at first you don't succeed' mentality towards rising up the pecking order. They are fantastic birds though and will without a doubt be your best layers giving you beautiful white eggs that seem too big to have come out such a small bird.
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