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Hope someone besides me finds the following info useful:  For those of us in the Tulsa area - I talked to the Atwoods in Sand Springs, Broken Arrow and Sapulpa about their baby chicks - here is what I learned:

Broken Arrow Atwood's - expect first order of chicks in next Friday (2/13).  The employee I talked to didn't know if they would get a list of breeds, but knew they get them from a hatchery in TX (Ideal).

Sand Springs Atwood's - expecting chicks next week. Couldn't give me any other info.

Sapulpa Atwood's - expecting first chicks from Ideal "around Valentine's Day" and the hatchery will send a list of the breeds included as well as separate them by sex (pullets will be banded).

Farmer's Feed store in Sapulpa - I stopped in and learned that they are not planning to carry baby chicks this year - apparently they got them from someone locally who is not providing chicks this year (due to health reasons of the local provider).

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Oooh!  Thanks for posting this!  I was at Sapulpa Atwood's yesterday.  They said they were getting them "soon".  I can't wait til next week!  woot

Shelly

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Glad I'm not the only person who's been stalking the feed stores!

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Thank you!  Surely the Stillwater/Cushing locations will get their birds around the same time!.  big_smile

We lect Easter Eggers of our McMurray order because the stuff we got from Atwood's last year turned out pretty good. . .

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Now I've been scouring the catalogs trying to have a clue as to what I'll be looking at when I get there!  LOL!  Anyone want to go with me and help me find EE's and Buff Orps?  fl

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That is my dilemma, too!  I have a list of breeds I want, and I'm glad Ideal will send a list of what's in the shipment to the stores, now I just need to look at lots of peep pics know how to ID what's what! 

I want RIR, buff orps, australorps, and barred rocks.  I know the barred rocks typically are black with a yellow spot on top of their heads, but I don't know what the others look like at 2-3 days old.

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I've got my Meyer catalog and I think I might take it with me. wink They show real pictures of the chicks, not drawings.  There might be some that aren't in the catalog, but the ones I am looking for, are.  If you have that catalog, I'd take it with you.  I checked, and it looks like Ideal doesn't print a hard copy catalog.  It's only online. hu

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Thanks Shelly - that is a great idea!

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Glad you think I'm not crazy!  LOL!  I was trying to remember what the buffs look like, and without having them there to compare, they look like white leghorns to me!  LOL!  And half a dozen other light colored breeds! barnie

Hey-if I see someone getting chicks with a Meyer catalog, I'll know it's you!  wink

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So what did you end up getting?  I just got up there yesterday.  We've been in the middle of a move last week, and then DS was in the hospital and got out Monday.  So...I went up to Sapulpa Atwoods and they were out of everything but bantams. 

Then, I went to BA, and got 4 that I think are BO, 1 red (leghorn or rhodie??) 2 chipmunk ones (dark cornish?-I don't know what else looks like those), a buff with brown specks (no idea!) and a black one that I think is a barred rock.  I know I got 4 pullets from the bin, and 5 heavy asst.  The pullets are the 3 bo, and the buff with brown.  I think the red is a roo, he is the one that stands guard and his comb is turning slightly pink.  I also think the little black one is a roo.  His comb is more defined than the others.  The red one and the other BO were from the first order, so they are probably close to 2 weeks.  I am pretty sure that BO is a pullet. 

Last night was their first night in a brooder in the new barn, so I am anxious to see how they did!  As soon as DD gets up we are going out there!

Let me know what you got!

Shelly

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