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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Alabama Jack, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Alabama Jack

    Alabama Jack Songster

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    We have 16 chicks on their way from Meyer Hatchery. They shipped today and are scheduled to arrive Wednesday. We're ready and on call for Wednesday.

    In my excitement, I started reading reviews of different hatcheries and scared myself silly with all the horror stories of dead on arrival or day after chicks.

    So, I am now very curious. Of the 16, how many will be DOA or die within 4 weeks? 14 is my swag. Kind of morbid, I know.

    Also, of the 16 (sexed by Meyer) how many will be Roo's? 1 is my swag based on their 90% guesstimate.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    16 will survive and 2 will be cockerels. [​IMG] I had to fight my pessimistic nature to type that. Good luck.
     
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  3. kmartinez

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    I have 16 coming to shipped today, Supposed to get them Wednesday as well...Fingers crossed they all get here peeping happily
     
  4. Alabama Jack

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    :( 13 of 16 arrived alive today at 1000 Central. Lost a Buff, EE, and the meal maker (I think). Heat pack was still warm, so not sure if it was the cold or trampling. Could be a lot lot worse. Very excited to have the ones that made the trip.

    I dipped (or tried to dip) all their beaks in the water, but all they want right now is the food.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. kmartinez

    kmartinez Chirping

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    they are so adorable
     
  6. btguy

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    I have some coming in June, I'm hoping I get a broody so I can give her some fake eggs that will 'hatch' on arrival date [​IMG]. I feel for the little guys that didn't make it. The losses always drive me nuts no matter what the situation. Fingers crossed for full live arrival
     
  7. Alabama Jack

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    One of the EEs. Too cute!
     
  8. Alabama Jack

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    Found one of the BRs dead this morning. She was the only one I was worried about. Looked a little slow when first unpacked, and 20 minutes after that, but looked fine all last evening. Found her under the ecoglow this morning. 12 of 16 now. I hope that's it...
     
  9. kmartinez

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    They came this morning 16 order got 18. None DOA. One we are Watching the runt carefully he a little wobbly when we unpacked them but it looks to be perking up.
     
  10. K-Kritter

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    Oh goodness, just placed my first order to ship in April and y'all are scaring me now!! Will be keeping fingers crossed until then....
     

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