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post #81 of 118

Well nothing exciting really, but my first EVER chicks so I'm over the moon excited about them!   I am getting 14 Jumbo Cornish X Males, and 12 Cornish Roaster Straight Run, and a free exotic, most likely male smile  I'm hoping for packing peanuts, but they are coming from McMurray, so they aren't really known for them. 

I went and got a chick supplement , clip on light, light bulb, 10# fine cracked corn, 50# broiler feed, a bale of pine shavings, feeder and gallon water holder tonight at the grain store, just have to set up the brooder (I think we're going to use a big rubbermaid) and figure out where we are putting it while they will be inside...but we should have everything to get started! 

Chicks are coming the second week in March!!

Amy...decided in January I wanted to try my hand with Cornish Meaties...30 have gone to freezer camp already!  YUM!
Wife to Mike, Mom to Tyler (1/26/08) and Matty (4/24/09).  Three fur kids, 5 cornish , 5 EE's, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Plymouth Rocks, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 mystery chick, and 2 midget white poults!
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Amy...decided in January I wanted to try my hand with Cornish Meaties...30 have gone to freezer camp already!  YUM!
Wife to Mike, Mom to Tyler (1/26/08) and Matty (4/24/09).  Three fur kids, 5 cornish , 5 EE's, 2 Golden Comets, 2 Plymouth Rocks, 2 Rhode Island Reds, 1 mystery chick, and 2 midget white poults!
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post #82 of 118

*I* am excited and I haven't even ordered any yet!   

I keep telling myself to simply repeat last Autumn's events (to some extent) and just get chicks from the feed store again.  There's a chance they might actually HAVE Welsummers, if I call every Thursday when their shipments come in.  And they are expecting some Partridge Cochins, so maybe they'll get some dark colored ones. 

But I don't think I'll be able to find any Buckeyes or Speckled Sussex at any West Coast feed store.  *wistful sigh*

In the interim, I have a chick order sitting in "the shopping cart" at MyPetChicken; I haven't yet gotten the nerve to complete the ordering process.


Edited by gryeyes - 2/19/10 at 5:10pm

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #83 of 118

I'm geting 16 chicks march 23!!!!!!!!!!!!!8 mixed and 8 barred rock I can't wait!

My house is over run with animals yet the ones that make the bigger messes are illegal to cage:)
"What chickens? those aren't chicken's those are doves"
http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/rebeccabecca3/DSCF3807.jpg
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My house is over run with animals yet the ones that make the bigger messes are illegal to cage:)
"What chickens? those aren't chicken's those are doves"
http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/rebeccabecca3/DSCF3807.jpg
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post #84 of 118

Well, they are scheduled to arrive the week of March 7th..2 Auracanas, one Salmon Faverolle and one Golden Campine.  Very excited to add to my girls!!!  Ordered from McMurray...

post #85 of 118

I'm SO excited!!!  I can't WAIT for mine to get here!!!  The suspense is killing me!  I ordered from Ideal and they are due to ship on March 3rd.

I ordered:
9 White Crested Black Polish Bantams
9 Ameraucana (Easter Eggers) Bantams
3 Partidge Silkie Bantams


They cannot get here soon enough!!!!

One Norwegian Fjord,  4 British Shorthair cats, One darling husband............and getting ready to start a new life in N.C. mountains (summer 2014 when youngest graduates from high school).

 

..............and (drum roll)...........one brand new Papillon puppy who joined us in November!!

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One Norwegian Fjord,  4 British Shorthair cats, One darling husband............and getting ready to start a new life in N.C. mountains (summer 2014 when youngest graduates from high school).

 

..............and (drum roll)...........one brand new Papillon puppy who joined us in November!!

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post #86 of 118

Finally got mine this am...Look at them on my thread in this forum today!!

celebrate:celebrate:woot:thumbsup:thumbsup:bun:jumpy:cd:yiipchick

Fighting solves EVERYTHING!!
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Fighting solves EVERYTHING!!
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post #87 of 118

No. hit I wish I was, though. Baby chicks are quite possibly some of THE cutest animal babies in the world. jumpyjumpyjumpy

Enjoy your little cutie-pies! thumbsupthumbsup

The first of eleven kids in the bestest family in the world! 

The Dogs: Boaz (yellow Labrador Retriever) and Tipper (black lab/cocker mix)

The Cats: Trixxie (tortoiseshell) and Pumpkin (snowshoe)

The Ducks: Anconas in chocolate, lavender, and black - Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzy, Jane, Emma, Harriet, and Anne

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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The first of eleven kids in the bestest family in the world! 

The Dogs: Boaz (yellow Labrador Retriever) and Tipper (black lab/cocker mix)

The Cats: Trixxie (tortoiseshell) and Pumpkin (snowshoe)

The Ducks: Anconas in chocolate, lavender, and black - Mr. Darcy, Mr. Bingley, Lizzy, Jane, Emma, Harriet, and Anne

 

"I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me." ~ Phil. 4:13

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post #88 of 118

My 8 seem so far out, hatch day is April 12.  Will it ever get here?

One very loving and understanding hubby, two DS (8 and 5), 1 Muskovy drake (Martin), 3 goats (Mira, Celeste and Cosmo), 2 cats (Max and Elvis), and my 24 chickens who are all very understanding of mom's wacky affection for fuzzy butts!  (Website in progress!)
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One very loving and understanding hubby, two DS (8 and 5), 1 Muskovy drake (Martin), 3 goats (Mira, Celeste and Cosmo), 2 cats (Max and Elvis), and my 24 chickens who are all very understanding of mom's wacky affection for fuzzy butts!  (Website in progress!)
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post #89 of 118

I just finished my order with Purely Poultry for my first chickens ever! I'm pretty excited, but I don't think anyone within earshot wants to hear me say the "c word" again any time soon, so I figured I better come here and get it all out- celebrate

post #90 of 118
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Originally Posted by TeamChaos 

I just finished my order with Purely Poultry for my first chickens ever! I'm pretty excited, but I don't think anyone within earshot wants to hear me say the "c word" again any time soon, so I figured I better come here and get it all out- celebrate


I know how that is.  No one wanted to hear me for weeks!  When I ordered last year it was January and I didn't get them until April 1st.  What a drag that was! th  This year I know better!  gig

I will have 2 each of Jersey Giants, speckled Sussex, Buff Chanteclers, and Salmon Faverolles

One very loving and understanding hubby, two DS (8 and 5), 1 Muskovy drake (Martin), 3 goats (Mira, Celeste and Cosmo), 2 cats (Max and Elvis), and my 24 chickens who are all very understanding of mom's wacky affection for fuzzy butts!  (Website in progress!)
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One very loving and understanding hubby, two DS (8 and 5), 1 Muskovy drake (Martin), 3 goats (Mira, Celeste and Cosmo), 2 cats (Max and Elvis), and my 24 chickens who are all very understanding of mom's wacky affection for fuzzy butts!  (Website in progress!)
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