Arrived Alive and Well

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gregory, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Gregory

    Gregory Out Of The Brooder

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    Our regional PO called today and said come and get your chicks. Really kinda neat that MCM shipped them yesterday and the PO was calling me this morning in central NJ (Hamilton) to come and pick them up.
    All arrived alive and seem to be well. My order was for 25 assorted brown egg layers and one exotic (no feathers on it's neck) thrown in for good measure.
    We're excited, they'll be in the kitchen for a week or so and then moved to the basement to a larger 4x8 brooder until they can go outside.
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
    Colorado
    WooHoo! So glad they all arrived and are doing well! It sounds like your exotic is a turken. Can't wait to see your pictures!
     
  3. Gregory

    Gregory Out Of The Brooder

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    Turken, is she half turkey half chicken ?
    Not being silly, really want to know

    Greg
     
  4. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    congrats gregory, waiting for my shipment thursday and good to hear someone got thier chicks in good condition. crossing fingers in ft. worth
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Nope. Just a chicken breed. Also, called a Naked Neck. Good layers, sweet dispositions, usually.
     
  6. Gregory

    Gregory Out Of The Brooder

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    They're cute to watch, first they eat some grow gel and feed mix, second get a little sip of sugar water, third run around the brooder for a few minutes and then fourth end up under the heat lamp taking a nap. When they wake up they do it all over again.
     
  7. Peaguy

    Peaguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gregory, does your little one with no feathers on it's neck look something like these?
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    Is so then they are TURKENS or TRANSYLVANIAN NAKED NECKS
    They are really super birds! Uglier than sin but sweet as honey! They LOVE to have neck massages!!!!
    Mine (the ones in the pic) are 25 weeks now and I don't think laying yet (someone in that brood is but I think it is one of the Rhode Island Reds) They never lose their ugly but by the time you've had them this long you get to where you can overlookthat sin and love them for there personalities alone! They're really the comedians of my brood and I would miss them terribly if I lost them.
     
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  8. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ! You got a turken! What color?
    We have a Buff (Princess) and Black with white (Oreo) Who JUST laid their 1st eggs last week!

    They are very sweet, docile Birds with funny personalities-- and they can get quite big (but--they are just chickens, no turkey DNA!)

    Mine honk like geese if they think they aren't getting their share of treats! LOL
     
  9. Gregory

    Gregory Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep she looks exactly like those in the photo, she is a light tan color like the buff orps.
     
  10. Gregory

    Gregory Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a reason they were bred to have naked necks?
     

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