Anyone else excited to be getting chicks in the mail soon???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by steelersfan43, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are yours coming from? How many and what kind did you order??

    We're expecting ours this week. We ordered Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, White Laced Red Cornish, Barred Rock, & Road Island Red From Murray McMurray. Sixty chicks all together.
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just 15 from Meyer Hatchery due this week. 5 RIR, 4 Aust, 6 BR but, I have 28 eggs in bator and have already gotten 7 Op and 6 BR chicks in brooders. Still hoping to get some EE chicks from TSC.
     
  3. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've been hatching too. I have about 60 chicks in a brooder pen in the barn and two full incubators going. We've been hatching EE's, Olive Eggers, Silkies, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Blue and Splash Orpingtons, and a few ducks. Have 6 goose eggs also that I'm trying for a friend. Going to be overrun with chicks pretty soon :) Hope you find the EE's you want at TSC.
     
  4. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, You've had a busy Spring LOL Gotta love that chicken math LOL
     
  5. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We definitely have! We have 4 incubators now that we have going all the time. One is used for our lock down bator. I told my husband I think we need to get a sportsman next spring. I am running out of room and have eggs "waiting for their turn" to go in. I've even been shipping fertile hatching eggs when I know I'm going to have an excess. We love it though. I can't deny that chickens are addictive lol
     
  6. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I first EE are in my homemade hatching bator and due to hatch tomorrow? I kept heat consistent at 99.5 to 100.0 but, had humidity run between 25% to 39% in incubator bator. My Hatcher humidity dropped last night to 65% and now I have it at 70% . I hope I have kept humidity level correct during incubation? There seems to be a huge range of what people think is correct levels to get a good hatch. What do you like to keep yours at?
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    I still have a few weeks before mine come in from 3 different places. But I got eggs coming in this week!!!!
     

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