Baby Chicks to arrive the last week of Feb!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by McWhirtHaven, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. McWhirtHaven

    McWhirtHaven New Egg

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    This is our first go at raising chickens on our farm. We are very excited. We just placed the order from McMurray Hatchery.
    This is what we will be getting started with.....:
    These are the 41 chicks we ordered to get us started:
    GOLDEN CAMPINES Males 2
    DELAWARE Males 3
    WHITE ROCK Females 5
    RHODE ISLAND RED Males 2
    WHITE ROCK Males 2
    RHODE ISLAND RED Females 5
    LIGHT BRAHMAS Males 2
    LIGHT BRAHMAS Females 8
    GOLDEN CAMPINES Females 5
    BLUE COCHINS females 2
    SILVER LEGHORN Females 5

    Any input would greatly be appreciated!~
    =)
     
  2. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you planning on eating a lot of the males? I heard one rooster to every 7-10 hens is good if you are just keeping them around. It seems like a great assortment! We are getting brown layers from McMurray next week. We are so excited! One thing I did was ordered a hot pack for them, which is $2.50. I had to call to order it, but lots of people seem to be getting dead chicks because of the cold. In Iowa where the chicks are shipping from it's freezing, and one operator said that the weather didn't get warm until April.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You are getting a very nice assortment of chickens! Are you planning on breeding with them?
     
  4. Fire N Ice AK

    Fire N Ice AK Out Of The Brooder

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    That sounds like a beautiful assortment. My husband wants Golden Campines :) Hope to see pictures when they arrive if you get the chance to post them! [​IMG]
     

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