Chicks finally here

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gentlemanfarmer, May 3, 2009.

  1. gentlemanfarmer

    gentlemanfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I finallyl got some of my chicks. Two dozen of the Cornish X came, still waiting on the Buff Orpingtons, don't know what the hold up is. The Mill keeps saying the hatchery tells her that they are being shipped the next day, but it has been 2 months now. The Cornish will be 2 weeks old tomorrow and I just got them Friday.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Well you saved on feed for two weeks and those Cornish know how to put away the feed. Good luck on your orps.
     
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel your pain, waiting is so hard.
     
  4. gentlemanfarmer

    gentlemanfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    They do like to eat/ I have a metal feeder with the top that has little holes for there heads, they are about 16 inches long and I am filling them twice a day.
     
  5. gentlemanfarmer

    gentlemanfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Got tired of waiting. I was in TSC yesterday and they had 100s of chicks, so I went home with 18 Golden Comets. They are straight run so will have to wait to see what I have. If the Orps come later, that is ok too. The Comets look so tiny compared to the 2 week old Cornish X. The Cornish almost run up my arm when I am putting in the feed in the morning. They act like they are starving. I put a full one of those 16" steel feeders full in the morning and again around 6pm.
     

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