Any body out there get my Buff Orp chicks? I have someone's Barred Rock chicks.
I've had great success with Red Golden Pheasants and Ringneck Doves and decided this year to get egg laying chickens.
Now the adventure unfolds:
My first hatchery order arrives with predominately black peeps with white on the top of their heads instead of yellow ones. Talk about being thrown a curve! The next morning I phoned the hatchery and e-mailed a picture of the chicks. I received an e-mail back confirming I did not get Buff Orps but instead BR. They offered to make it good but now I have to wait 2 months before I can get them.
Two DOA. No extra chicks shipped. It is what it is. The hatchery guarantees 100% but once they are shipped it is out of their hands.
Needless to say these chicks have grown on me. So I'm switching gears and learning quickly about taking care of a mixed group of chicks.
If you have my Buffs let me know, pictured below are your BR's If not any helpful pointers on BR's is greatly appreciated
Here are the little ones.