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Seven baby bantams

Last night, we got seven baby bantams, which are just small chickens. They're from Tractor Supply, so we don't know what breeds they are yet or whether they're roosters her hens, but that's half the fun.

I love getting new chicks, but it's always a little nerve-racking for the first few days because they're so fragile when they're young. Luckily, this bunch seems really healthy.

Because warm weather is nowhere in sight, they'll be staying in my master bathroom for the next two months or so. (Calling it the master bathroom is really a misnomer, because it's essentially the "bird room." We don't even use it for a bathroom, just for baby birds, injured birds, or any other foul that needs to be indoors.)

We're planning on getting some more standard sized chickens, all hens but are going to wait until these little ones are ready to go outdoors.


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wolfgirl569 wrote on February 12, 2015, 1:06 PM

Our store didnt have any when I was there last week yet. But I plan on getting a few more this year and maybe some ducks and guineas also. They are cute.

AliCanary wrote on February 13, 2015, 1:50 PM

Awww, so cute!! My friend had chickens, but one by one, they disappeared. We're not sure whether they fell prey to an animal or a human thief. Yours ought to be very safe in the bathroom!

MsBiz wrote on February 13, 2015, 4:08 PM

Our store didn't get the full shipment in yet--only bantams and... some breed they couldn't identify. I would love to have guineas. They're loud, but would make good "guard birds!"

MsBiz wrote on February 13, 2015, 4:10 PM

Our babies all disappeared a few years ago (we think hawks were the culprit), so the bathroom it is! The only problem is making sure the cats don't sneak in. emoticon :winking:

j2jworkz wrote on February 13, 2015, 5:29 PM

way too cute! I don't know anything about chickens etc., but interesting to hear the tales of others.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 13, 2015, 8:47 PM

guineas are great at that. I had some years back that saved most of my birds from two stray dogs by doing that. I went out today and they still have not started getting them in. Supposed to in the next couple of weeks