Arrival of new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by paleochick, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. paleochick

    paleochick Chirping

    Dec 2, 2012
    Southern California
    Got 26 chicks today, 15 EE and 11 random (so far I have identified RIR, black giant and brown leghorn). All were so happy and healthy which is better than previous three orders. I had ordered fron two separate hatcheries and lost over half of the shipment. Most were dead on arrival with more dying afterwards. New shipment was from a third hatchery and what a difference. Healthy, no weakness, no pasty butt, happy chirping.
  2. Deerling

    Deerling Songster

    Feb 5, 2013
    King County, WA
    That's great news! We got 27 from McMurray a few weeks ago and all were very healthy - still are! Not even a pasty butt.
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    The weather has been so cold for shipments. I got 6 chicks from the Big R in our area, while I wait for chicks to hatch this weekend. They said the big R gets theirs from Montana.



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