25 Chicks from Meyer Lookin' Good!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by swampducks, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Actually, there are 27. They sent me one extra of each. I've got 12 golden laced wyandottes and 15 buckeyes. They got to my PO at 10 am after leaving Ohio on Monday. I wasn't quite pulling my hair out while tracking them through the Post Office website, I can't believe how many stops they made along the way! Five total that I know about; 2 in Ohio and 3 in Michigan. I guess there's at least one disadvantage to living out in the sticks.

    But it's quite a relief after the guinea disaster the PO put those keets through over the weekend.

    I've still got 13 guineas and they're looking good now too. They went nuts over the mash I made for them last night.

    The chicks immediately went about their business pecking the floor for food after I dipped their beaks in the water. Got my fingers crossed things continue well. [​IMG]

    My pictures of everyone came out lousy so I'll have to try again once they all settle down.
     
  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    That's great that your chicks are doing well. My lavender silkie chicks shipped out today from Ideal hatchery.

    [​IMG] So sorry about some of your guinea keets not making it. [​IMG]
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Wonderful news, swampducks! And glad to hear they didn't have the same experience your keets did!

    Congratulations on the new babies!
     
  4. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    At first I thought they swapped my order because there were 12 dark brown chicks which I was sure were the buckeyes and 15 gold ones that I figured were the gold laced wyandottes. Nope, the shiny gold chicks are gonna turn mahogany and the dark ones will lighten up.

    Aren't genetics wonderful?!! [​IMG]
     
  5. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Genetics are funny. I just hatched out some buckeyes and couldn't believe their color. Now they're sort of a light brown. It will be interesting to watch their colors change over the next few months.

    My sister has ordered from Meyers and never lost a single chick.
     
  6. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

    Feb 29, 2008
    Barton City, MI
    Well the chicks are still looking good today! [​IMG] and what's left of my guineas are hanging in there. For what they went through with the post office all weekend they must have been pretty healthy to start with or there probably wouldn't be any survivors. If I need more guineas next year I won't have a problem ordering from Meyer again. Hopefully, though, I'll get some eggs from these guys I can hatch next spring.
     

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