Anyone expecting chicks in April?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Chicks Galore3, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    I don't know about the rest of you, but my chick fever has set in! I ordered my chicks this morning (pardon me as I jump up and down squealing) and I don't think I can wait ten weeks for them!!! I am going to pic them up April 1st. I must have sounded excited when I ordered them because the lady said, "We do ask one thing...That you don't pick them up before 10:00 in the morning, we are still getting orders organized at 8 when we open." that seriously popped my bubble, I want to go stand at the door at 7:59 and wait for them to open! [​IMG]

    If you are getting chicks in april, post what breeds and when, and we can all take care of each other while we lay in our death beds waiting for them to arrive. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have an order placed from welp
    Hopefully if all goes well April 15 is ship week i will be getting 5 buff wyandottes 5 blue wyandottes 6 blue laced red wyandottes and 9 slow white broilers. :)
     
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  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I have 100 chicks and 8 goslings coming from Ideal at the end of March. Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Easter Eggers, Mottled Houdans and Brown African geese. I'm looking forward to it, this will be my second year bringing chicks into Canada. Last year my order went really well.
     
  4. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does late March count? If so, I'm getting a Dark Brahma and a buff Orpington! I am very excited!
     
  5. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 Buff Orpington chicks coming around April 1st from Mt.Healthy and 20 Brown Egg Layer hybrids coming from Moyers about the same time.I think I've gone and ordered to many chicks again,but oh well,It's not the first time.
     
  6. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can only get 2 chicks this year! [​IMG]
     
  7. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, my feed store is selling chicks. Certain breeds on certain days are coming in. Of course all the breeds I'm getting aren't coming in on the same day, so I'm getting one every week.
    This is the schedule:
    3/21/13- I get my Buff Orpington Omelette
    3/28/13- I get my EE Pippy
    4/4/13- I get my Barred Rock Hedwig.
    CG3- your case is as bad as mine!!! I dunno if I'll be able to wait til March 21st either!!!
    Phew! Just made it on this thread. XD
     
  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    That might be a little bit stressful for the chicks, getting only one at a time. Your Buff Orp chick will be very lonely until you get the EE, and the Barred Rock will be very small compared to the other two when you get it.
     
  9. little farmer

    little farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

     
  10. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Why don't you get a few more of each and then sell the ones you don't want to keep once they get a bit older? That way if you lose one to disease or an accident along the way then you'll have an extra. Just a thought, I'm not a fan of raising so few chicks at once, especially chicks of different ages. Its never worked well for me.
     

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