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Naked Neck chicks arrived this morning (PICTURES)!!

post #1 of 6
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Good morning,

 

My Necked Neck/Turken chicks arrived this morning, they made it all the way from Cackle Hatchery in Missouri to San Diego, CA!  This is only my second time getting chicks (the last time about four years ago, and then the baby you can see in my profile picture was about three years ago and mama raised them!).  

 

First off: we looove our naked necks! They were actually given to my husband's family (who all have flocks) as a joke by a non-chicken person for a Christmas present.  And my then boyfriend (now husband) and I had been thinking about getting chickens anyway (I had never had any), so I sidled up and asked if anyone would mind if I take the three pullets (who were about 2 mos old at the time).  So thats how we came to be naked neck owners - we love them, they are so friendly, they give us more eggs than we could ever need - and I don't really want to hear any naysayers *evil eye* about my babies

 

So anyway now that our girls are getting older and we lost a couple along the way to mysterious illness :hit:hu I wanted to order some more!!!  So I ordered from Cackle because they allow small orders and seem nice according to reviews! I ordered 6 female turkens.   When I had called with questions, a representative said they didn't like to do the small orders but they would! So I ordered, got an arrival date about a week later, and now about two weeks later - here we are :weee

 

I couldn't sleep past 5 so I got up, got the brooder all ready (lights, water, action!) and then drove to the post office at about 5:45am, there was no waiting for "the call" (me at the post office at 5:45 -> :yiipchick  ) (Post office lady was like just give the lady the chicks and get out lol).   I heard peeping so I was so relieved that at least some at made it without harm! I drove home and you should have seen my face when I saw 4 black chicks and 4 yellow chicks (I had asked for a color assortment if possible as we only have had one black one and rest brown)!!!!!!!! And yes thats 8 chicks - chicken math + plus Cackle hedging their bets = happy chicken lady!   I dunked their beaks in the water, and so far all of them are perky, eating, drinking, wandering, etc! So without further ado:

 

 

post #2 of 6
I never knew these existed til I started looking at the chick options in my store. Curious what their eggs look like...
post #3 of 6

The only thing left for you to do now is go on line and order 8 of these.

You don't want them to be COLD.   :lau:gig

 

 

 

WISHING YOU BEST. :thumbsup

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by cavemanrich View Post

The only thing left for you to do now is go on line and order 8 of these.


You don't want them to be COLD.   lau.gifgig.gif



WISHING YOU BEST. thumbsup.gif

😂😂😂
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

:gigLove the turtle necks!

 

 

And, ladynewtochicks, their eggs are medium to large brown eggs.  And when you look them up for info they don't really put them as good egg layers but they have been wonderful egg layers for us, nearly an egg everyday when they are younger and then every other day when they are older!

 

Thanks everyone! One of them did look a little funny for second - couldnt seem to get up, but then she got up and went on her way, so hopefully they all continue to do well!

post #6 of 6
I almost ended up with one at the feed store it was so cute in the assorted bin, the feed store lady pointed out that it was a turken. I opted out since it was not something i had researched yet.
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