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post #41 of 49
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Originally Posted by 2lilchkns View Post

I ordered some Autosexing chicks from Papa's, and they arrived last Thursday, healthy and chirping. I ordered 6, and 11 arrived... One did die a few hours after arrival, but I think it got chilled...I had to leave for a work issue, and when I got back it was not under the Eco-glo with the others. So, that is on me, not Papas.
Anyway, the remaining chicks are doing great, eating up a storm and running all around the brooder. We have cream legbars, choc. Orpingtons, rhodebars, and an olive egger. Communication was wonderful. I would absolutely order from Papaspoultry again.
Also, the chicks came all the way to VA from CA, and he did a great job with the shipping. I could not believe how quickly they arrived, and how healthy and active they all appeared on arrival. I will post pictures as they get bigger. LOVE these chicks.
How are your birds? You ordered almost exactly what I am about to put an order in for, the only difference being we are getting blue orps, not Browns!
Carrie
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post #42 of 49
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How are your birds? You ordered almost exactly what I am about to put an order in for, the only difference being we are getting blue orps, not Browns!
My chickens are great! They are all beautiful, healthy birds. Five of them are now laying--- we are pretty excited, since it has been a while since we had fresh eggs. I was worried that we would have to wait until spring, when the days start to get longer!
post #43 of 49
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My chickens are great! They are all beautiful, healthy birds. Five of them are now laying--- we are pretty excited, since it has been a while since we had fresh eggs. I was worried that we would have to wait until spring, when the days start to get longer!

Oh good!  How are their personalities?   

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post #44 of 49
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Oh good!  How are their personalities?   
They are all somewhat skittish, though the rhodebars and cream legbars will eat out of my hands. The chocolate orps are beautiful, but they are the most standoffish. Not sure why, we raised them from chicks and handled them quite a bit. I have buff orpingtons from another source (Valley Hatchery), and they follow me around like puppies. I was hoping the chocolate orps might have similar temperaments, but that is not the case.
post #45 of 49
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Three month old BBS Orpingtons outside for the first time:

 

We are planning on ordering some blue and lavender Orpingtons from Papas Poultry, we are hoping for very calm, personable birds.  How is the temperament of your Orps?

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post #46 of 49
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My babies from my shipped eggs. Bought 6 BCM (received 8) and 4 EE (received 6)
All my BCM hatched and 3 EE. Here is my project frizzle EE at 2 weeks! So excited!
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And one BCM at a few days old.

How are the quality on the BCM you ordered from Papa's Poultry.  I am looking into order some soon along with some BBS wyandottes.  How is the egg color from your marans?

Chickens are my hobby, my passion, and my therapy.  

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Chickens are my hobby, my passion, and my therapy.  

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post #47 of 49
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We are planning on ordering some blue and lavender Orpingtons from Papas Poultry, we are hoping for very calm, personable birds.  How is the temperament of your Orps?
My chocolate orps are fluffy and beautiful, and are relatively calm. Oddly, however, they are the least personable; unlike the rhodebars and the cream legbars, they will not eat out of my hand.
post #48 of 49
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My chocolate orps are fluffy and beautiful, and are relatively calm. Oddly, however, they are the least personable; unlike the rhodebars and the cream legbars, they will not eat out of my hand.


I have a 2 month old chocolate orp cockerel & he is quite calm.  My lemon cuckoo cockerel is stunningly gorgeous but a bit aggressive.  Trying to decide his fate. :-) 

post #49 of 49
Happy- sent lots of extras

Here are my silkie chicks - 1 is frizzled and one looks like a paint!
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