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    Those are really sweet Steve.
    Urmmmm.....can I ask a potentially difficult question?
    Did you specifically ask for female chicks?
    To my untrained eye it looks like you may have at least one male in that lot

    QUOTE.....
    "Sexing chicks is more difficult than adults, but it's important to know the gender of your chick if you plan to raise them for egg production. Barred Rocks are considered “sex linked,” so it's possible to accurately sort male and females at birth without hiring a trained vent inspector. Barred Rocks are born with a spot on their heads, and this spot is key to sex linking — a male has a large white spot, while a female has a smaller narrower spot. In general, female Barred Rocks are also lighter colored than males. These sexing methods are 80 percent accurate — so have a plan if your hens possibly turn out to be roosters."

    From this site....https://animals.mom.me/how-to-tell-a...n-3920656.html

    Are you worried about having any males( rehoming is difficult as is 'dispatching'them as is keeping crowing birds near neighbours or them fighting)

    I thought it best to mention it now before you get too attached.
    I may of course be very wrong......
    Just a thought....sorry
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    Yeah I can deal with that, we had chickens at school and I have dispatched them there. they just had the brown ones. Im glad my teacher used to push me to do different things.
    I have never done the chick rearing thing though thats all new.

    We lost a chick last night, guess it was the stress of a 20 minute car ride and change in environment, one had been doing green poos and there are not any more green poos now so hoping it was just one poorly one.
    The rest all look healthy and already recognise my hand.

    I never knew it was a sex linked breed I actually got to choose them too, I took a mix of "cocky" "timid" and in between so hope not too many cockerels.
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    They look like a lovely bunch, Steve. Congratulations.
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    No more losses so far and the remaining 7 are healthy and growing fast
    Checking on them constantly, one of them start sqwuaking for me to come back as soon as I leave.
    I live with autism spectrum disorder. Please be gentle. Sincerely Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Workslave View Post
    No more losses so far and the remaining 7 are healthy and growing fast
    Checking on them constantly, one of them start sqwuaking for me to come back as soon as I leave.
    Sounds like you are doing very well

    PS are you sure the squawky one isn't saying " OK now girls, that bloke has disappeared for a bit and we can have some fun " ? (only joking)

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    Hello everyone
    I want to tell you the chickens are all healthy and have feathers now
    I hope we will get some eggs soon, they are very funny dinosaurs.
    Sincerely
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    I live with autism spectrum disorder. Please be gentle. Sincerely Steve.

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    Good to hear your chickens are doing so well. It'll be a while before they lay eggs though - when they're about 18-20 weeks old, I think.
    The weeks will soon pass and you'll have so many eggs you'll be asking for ideas on how to cook them. Omelettes is my usual way of eating lots !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Workslave View Post
    Hello everyone
    I want to tell you the chickens are all healthy and have feathers now
    I hope we will get some eggs soon, they are very funny dinosaurs.
    Sincerely
    Steve
    Any update on your chickens Steve ?
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