Bay area, Fort bragg, Willits, Ukiah, Sacramento, Tracy, CA or Reno

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SunnyDawn, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:Me too! Am I the only one that feels like the days are crawling by? I am so excited for our babies to get here. Looks like, between HorseFeatherz and NapsWithChickens, we are covered if there are any extra unclaimed chicks!
    It doesn't look like spring at all here in Reno yet but I am sooooo ready. I'm getting a little tired of the snow.
    April, April, April...
     
  2. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    I'm excited too! How are we going to pick out the chicks? Is it going to be random assignment once they get to Reno?
     
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Good question! I downloaded picks of the different varieties we ordered so that I would know which were which but I hadn't given it much thought beyond that. How should we do this? Any ideas?
     
  4. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    maybe you can assign them a number as they come out of the box. (not sure how you would mark them, though). Then maybe we could each have a turn at choosing a number until they are all chosen. You would have to let us know which numbers are which colors.

    Any other ideas?
     
  5. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    I think that's a great idea. I'll do some research on easy ways to mark them temporarily. Thanks for that suggestion. If anybody else wants to chime in, feel free. [​IMG]
     
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I am splitting an order and we are going to do it playground style. I pick one, she picks one, I pick one, she picks one, etc. You could draw numbers for who goes first. We aren't doing that. I am going first! [​IMG]
     
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  7. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    omg How did I miss this thread!!!
    I'm in Santa Rosa, well Windsor mailing address, but actually in between; so if you have extras, I'm right next to Hwy 101, so I can meet you on the road right past the Airport Blvd exit.
    I love Lavender anything, but will buy whatever's left.
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:That's fine. But I get the extra chick because I am coming to you. [​IMG]
     
  9. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's fine. But I get the extra chick because I am coming to you. [​IMG]

    Dang! I was hoping you forgot about that! [​IMG]
     
  10. NapsWithChickens

    NapsWithChickens ZZZZzzzzz....

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    Sunny,
    Ask John Blehm to mark the chicks for us. That way you know FOR SURE which type is which. [​IMG]

    (I always band them by color as soon as I open the box. I had one never-to-be-repeated messed up hatchery order between six of us several years ago. [​IMG] I knew which was which as they came out of the box, but I swear, they do-si-do'd their markings, rubbed them off and all became clones because half an hour later, I couldn't tell what half of them were. [​IMG] We were frustrated with each other and ended up with wrong chicks. Although we worked it out, it left a bad taste in my mouth. [​IMG] Ugh!)

    On another note, I have been hoping that I will 1. have sold my house, 2. bought a new one and 3. have a chance to build a new chicken coop by April. (I have, um, 5, coops now... ) [​IMG]
     

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