puglady: I have been nervous just about the 30 chicks and 5 poults I am getting as it is!
CandleGal: I wouldn't mind some peanuts after this order LOL. I too would be putting them in the freezer.
txchickie: it could be because of the temps, the chicks really don't need extra heat right now probably. I like anything for free LOL (well, MOST anything hahaha), I was just worried about having enough room if we did end up with peanuts this time and I am already feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount that I ordered as it is LOL. Having a broody that will accept chicks and raise them is the awesomest! I am truely hoping I can find a hen like that in the future because I do plan on adding to my laying flock on a regular basis as I want to keep egg production up (so at least yearly new additions) and I am planning on ordering 25 meaties at least 2-3 times a year also. Having a hen to stick the babies under would ROCK! I could keep a few in the house to hand raise for the kids (layers) and the rest of the mess could be a hens responsibility LOL.
I am about to do a no-no LOL. I reaaaly want to get some banties/rare breeds for my daughter for 4H this fall... I was thinking about placing a late July order with Ideal, buuuut they only do straight run on the breeds I want (a few cochins , silkies, etc).... however, I found a special at Murray McMurray for 25 pullet ornamental layers...
Here is the description:
"We are now offering a special combination of chicks from our Rarest of Rare Assortment and Top Hat Special which will be FEMALE BABY CHICKS! Nothing like this is available anywhere else in the world! Imagine buying such things as Cochins, Campines, Red Caps, the exotic Polish varieties, and many many more in pullets only. Best of all: you can buy this ORNAMENTAL LAYER COLLECTION and save money! We are putting a special price on these female baby chicks much lower than what you'd have to pay to get them individually. We guarantee you at least 8 different kinds in each order of 25. If you are short of space, or don't like to hear roosters crowing but still want the most unusual of the world's exotic poultry breeds, try our ORNAMENTAL LAYER COLLECTION.The supply of these is limited so please order them as early as possible."
Buuut, the ship date is July 9th!!! My husband would murder me LOL ... buuut they don't have a later ship date!
Someone talk me down! Talk Me Down! LOL
Edited by debir1966 - 6/28/12 at 1:39pm