Chicks arrived: PICS added

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by horsewishr, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my three chicks from Meyer Hatchery today. They all appear healthy, despite the frigid temperatures.

    The bad news: they sent an extra chick. I DON'T want a rooster, and I'm sure that's what they sent [​IMG]

    I'll post pics in a bit. . .

    OK, here they are:

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    Welsummer


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    GLW


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    Mystery chick


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    I think this is the EE
     
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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am sorry they sent the extra chick. hopefully its another girl
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    When Meyer added an extra chick to my small order (7 girls), it was the same gender and breed as one of the ones I had in the order. (a most lovely SLW girl, I might add...)

    I think that is their general policy on small orders - if they add a spare it's the same gender as what you ordered. Hope so! Of course there is also always a margin of error on their sexed chicks too...

    You could always give them a call and ask.
     
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  4. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I called them. They said the extra chick was from a straight-run batch. So I've got a 50-50 chance of a rooster. And I have no idea which chick is the "extra" since I can't tell which one is the EE chick. Let me find some batteries for my camera. . .
     
  5. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    hope its a hen but if not you can always eat him [​IMG]
     
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  6. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    countryboy, I'll eat him if you dress him out. I'm not goin' there!!
     
  7. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    ok sorry i said that. [​IMG] really enjoyed the winter pics you posted. they are amazing
     
  8. opiyfz450

    opiyfz450 Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up mine this morning at 7am from the post office. They also came from meyer. my 12 buff orfs made it but 10 of my brown leghorns were dead.[​IMG] two made it. The leghorns were a lot smaller than the buffs, it seems to me that they got trampled in the box. Meyer is sending out 12 more on monday with a heating pad, i was concerned but they said that they would make it.
     
  9. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how horrible, opi. I was really afraid that I'd have some frozen chicks. When I got them home, they were definitely drawn to the heat lamp. They seem to be doing fine, though.
     
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    My order from meyer was great in october I got 8 chicks all were supposed to be pullets but one turned into a roo and him and a girl were sent out to a farm. I got 1 GLW 2 Favorrels 2 Marans 2 EE's and a SLW one EE was roo and I sent the SLW pullet with him. Now I have 6 more 3 delawares 2 leghorn mixes and 1 golden campamine I got them from a fellow BYC'er . I like them all but somone else is looking for some pullets so I might give her the two leghorns and mabe the campamine.

    Good luck chicks look good
    Henry
     

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