5:30 am phone call "Hello this is the post office...."

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kavellion, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    Drummond, OK
    "You're chickens are here" Wow really call at 5:30am? Lol guess I don't have to worry about them being on my door in the rain. They had me get them at the loading dock. That post office is awesome. The women there made me open a corner of the box so they could look at them. So they all arrived in great shape no losses. I got them from my pet chicken aka meyer hatchery. Meyer Hatchery was where they were mailed from. Thats a pic of the box they were mailed in. 8 chicks total. 2 cuckoo marans, 2 partridge rocks, 1 brown leghorn, 1 blue hamburg, 1 partridge silkie bantam, 1 blue silkie bantam. Very vigorous and eating and drinking well I can almost see them growing. I got grogel but found it wasnt needed as they ate fine. I put some sugar and vitamins in their water which is why the water looks green. Also have a Brinsea Ecoglow which simulates a hen they go under it and sleep, uses a 10th of the elctricity as a heat lamp. Plus have a heat lamp, white bulb for day, red bulb for night. Would I recommend mypetchicken and meyer yes I sure would if thats how the chicks normally are, and you want to know which hatchery to use, just based on this one experience I would say use them. Also I got a black Australorp chick from the feed store and a RIR chick. Pretty sure the RIR is a roo cause I can see the start of a comb on his head but dont know if thats not just normal for the breed. But if so he should be a very happy boy when he grows up with all those hens.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Congratulations! I can't wait till we order chicks...in fact I may order some today! lol

    Where did you get your Brinsea Ecoglow? I have never seen/heard of one before! Interesting...
  3. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    aww that is great, they are SO cute. I had to go mail some stuff yesterday, told the post office I was expecting them and she said they arrive early in the morning, and they can call as early as 7am when they open so I could come get them. I told them to call after 10am (I wasn't sure if they would get here today or tomorrow) but they came today too.

    Lots of us with new chicks right now~

  4. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    Drummond, OK
    I got the Ecoglow from the Brinsea website was 59 I think but after watching how they use it like a hen I think it lessens their stress.
  5. feather and mountain man

    feather and mountain man Corn fed Indiana farmgirl

    Jan 17, 2010
    Congrats on the new chicks! I just love to see pics of babies, thanks for posting! [​IMG]
  6. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    the bulbs you are using - the white is it a heat bulb - or a higher wattage incandescent ?
  7. GeneJordan

    GeneJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2011
    Arnaudville, La
  8. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2011
    Rural Michigan
    Very adorable! Never knew vitamins turned the water green. Are they formulated for chicks?
  9. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    Drummond, OK
    Ya the bulbs are heat bulbs I took pics with the red one in but looks like its chicks on mars so i figured I would use the red one for nighttime.
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009

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