Anyone have new chicks coming?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JML72, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. JML72

    JML72 In the Brooder

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    After MONTHS of waiting they're supposed to hatch out/ship out today from MPC. [​IMG] Anyone else in my boat??

    After ALL the horror stories you read on here, I'm starting to be SURE that I'll do everything wrong - if they are even alive when they get here [​IMG]

    Someone tell me I won't kill them all within 12 minutes [​IMG]

    (fun with smiley faces!)
     
  2. Megs72

    Megs72 In the Brooder

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    you wont! I was very nervous - and here I am 4 weeks later w healthy chicks.

    be warned - i added 2 more to my flock - its easy to become a chicken hoarder! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Jakoda

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    Mine are shipping out from MPC today as well !!!! Also a nervous nelly after reading all the stories on here.

    Please let us know how you make out, and I'll do the same, I'm figuring mine will arrive either tomorrow or wednesday:)
     
  4. JML72

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    Thanks Megs. You're in Boston? They allow chickens? I'm out near Worcester. Where'd your chicks come from?
     
  5. The Lazy L

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    Mine were born on a Monday morning (5/21) and shipped out that afternoon.

    Tuesday (5/22) just before noon Post Office called and all arrived alive and loud.

    Out of the 9 BOs I figured I'd lose at least 2 from my stupidity.

    They well be 2 weeks old tomorrow and all 9 are doing well.

    I believe the horror stories are from a vocal minority. and from those that ordered in the dead of winter to be shipped to the South Pole [​IMG]
     
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  6. JML72

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    LOL Lazy L. I agree with you - I know people tend to talk when they have something to complain about or ask for help because of a problem - it'd be a boring website if most of the posts were "everything's fine. Everything's great. The end." I think too much reading on here can be a bad thing sometimes...

    Jakoda - where are you - where are they heading?
     
  7. Jakoda

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    I am in Old Lyme CT (home of lyme disease country:)
     
  8. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    I do but mine are not being shipped i have to make a very long drive out next week to pick them up! should be fun.. [​IMG]
     
  9. ceeceeholt

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    I do, but momma is helping them into the world. Today is day 21 and I have one out of seven so far!! My other White Leghorn hatched 8 and one did die. I don't know why, just found it dead the second day. Love watching momma tend her chicks! I also have 6 Delawares in a brooder, chicks are addicting [​IMG]
     
  10. Jakoda

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    picked up mine about an hour ago,,they left ohio at 3pm yesterday and arrived here in Old Lyme at 11am. A wild bunch of little chickies! No pasty butts, drinking and eating like hogs...I have one that isn't doing so well:( will post for some help in a new thread. So far VERY pleased , they are happy friendly and running around!
    Diane
     

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