Anyone expecting chicks this week?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Smolfarmcatlady, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Smolfarmcatlady

    Smolfarmcatlady Chirping

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    My chicks from Meyer hatched and have shipped! Anyone else waiting for their chicks this week? I would love to hear about what you're expecting and see pictures when they arrive!
    I'm getting a lavender orpington, a crested cream legbar, a blue laced red wyandotte, and a dominique. I was originally going to get them in 2 weeks, but they had all of my breeds available today so I nabbed them! The dominique was an impulse addition this morning. If one dies I'll still have 3 and we want 3-4.
    They can arrive anytime between Tuesday and Thursday, but I'm going to guess Wednesday. We'll see if I'm right.
     
  2. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

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    Have fun! Not getting any mail order chicks this year, but I picked up 8 Blue Wyandottes that I ordered from my feed store Friday. I found one deceased today, so I went down & nabbed 3 more that they had as extras, so now my original order of 6 has turned into ten. Hope the rest make it.
     
  3. Smolfarmcatlady

    Smolfarmcatlady Chirping

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    Cindy, how fun! I'm sorry you lost one. I imagine that no matter how many you have, it's sad when one dies. Do you have any pictures of your new chicks?
     
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  4. btoutcheque

    btoutcheque In the Brooder

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    meyers sipped mine today! 2 0f each:easter eggers, rhode island reds, dominiques,golden laced wyndotes
     
  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    :weeYES!!! Mine were shipped today from Meyer too! :wee
    I'm getting:
    2 Welsummer
    1 Silver Laced Wyandotte
    1 Gold Laced Wyandotte
    1 Silver Spangled Hamburg
    1 Light Brown Leghorn
    2 Lakeshore Eggers
    3 Easter Eggers
    1 Exchequer Leghorn
    2 Cuckoo Marans
    1 Meyer Meal Maker
    1 Blue Ameraucana - Male

    Just a little more variety to add to my current mixed flock!!
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  6. Smolfarmcatlady

    Smolfarmcatlady Chirping

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    Yay! I'm glad to have shipping buddies! What great varieties. DobieLover you will have to share how you like your lakeshore eggers because they sound so intriguing to me. I almost had one of those instead of my dominique. btoutcheque I'm a little envious of your easter eggers. Please post pictures when they come!
     
  7. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    I had my chicks come in from Meyer two weeks ago - I got a Golden Laced Wyandotte, a Golden Laced Polish, a Black Jersey Giant, and a Speckled Sussex. For July 22th, I ordered a White Sultan, a Silver Spangled Hamburg, and a Dominique. All are hens. I also picked up a Silver Laced English Orpington and a black barnyard mutt (some kind of Easter Egger cross) last week - both were born on the 1st.

    And I think that's enough chickens for awhile. These are my current Meyer chicks:

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  8. Smolfarmcatlady

    Smolfarmcatlady Chirping

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    Danceswithronin thanks for sharing your pictures. They are so cute!
     
  9. Celticdragonfly

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    We special ordered our three chicks to Russell Feed & Supply, they get them from Ideal Poultry - which is here in Texas, so hopefully I need have no worries about the VND thing that's happening in California/Utah/Arizona. They will be here Wednesday. We have the brooder box ready, and are having a coop built for them in May. I am very excited, and earlier today I was dreaming about picking them up! We're getting a Leghorn hybrid, a red sex link, and an Easter egger.
     
  10. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    My golden laced Wyandotte chick is named Attila the Hen, she is so beautiful and she hates being picked up like poison. I have a feeling she's going to grow up into mostly a hands-off kind of bird unless I can do some serious treat bribery over the next few weeks. 56954339_10156370797756538_6248305910981066752_o.jpg

    Attila says keep your hands to yourself, lol.
     

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