Feed store drama!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CollegeChicken, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. CollegeChicken

    CollegeChicken Chirping

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    I went to Agway for chick food. Thats it...just chick food. Easy right? NOPE....they just got in an order of chicks this morning.
    So I ended up going home with
    2 splash silkies
    1 white silkie
    and 1 Japanese Bantam or something?> I dont know the girl got me kind of confused????

    This puts me at 16 birds total including twelve different breeds! ( 3 adult hens, the rest varying ages of pre-maturity ) ..This all started with finding a lost chicken on the side of the road 7 years ago.. lol...
     
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  2. RichnSteph

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    Chicken math at its finest right there. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  3. Pennychickens

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    Love it so funny
     
  4. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Songster

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    Ha! Completely understand. I bought 5 chicks from the feed store. I was only going to get three. Husband had his eyebrow lifted. Then, after watching my lone cochin, I went back and bought two more cochins, but didn't say anything to DH. After a day or so, he came out of the room where I had the brooder and said, "It's a miracle! One week old chicks that can reproduce with LIVE young!" I had been caught. He just laughed. I told him I'd explain what "Chicken Math" was to him one day soon, and thanked him for loving his crazy chicken lady!
     
  5. CollegeChicken

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    Im confused as to what the japanese bantam is exactly...I asked if it was going to be a silky type she said yes but then she went off on a tangent and I got compeletely lost????
     
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  6. Peeps61

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    I know nothing about silkies or Japanese Bantams, so I'm afraid I'm not much help there - I'm trying two new breeds this year - cochins and buff brahmas. I also have a RIR chick and an Ameraucana chick. All are supposed to be pullets, but I'm pretty sure one of the buffs is a rooster. Which is fine - Brahmas are supposed to be docile, and I know he couldn't be meaner than Eli, my former rooster who was an Ameraucana! We'll have to wait and see to know for sure.
     
  7. CollegeChicken

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    I have cochins and I love them they are adorable big fluffs...anyone here know anything about what a 'regular' 'japanese bantam' is? is it a type of silky>
     
  8. CollegeChicken

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    does anyone know what the salesgirl might have meant when she said 'japanese bantam' ?? she made it sounds like it was going to be a type of silky but then she got me confused..can anyone enlighten me? the chick is dark brown with a blondish colored face and looks like a little finch lol.
     
  9. RJSorensen

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    I have looked at them before, I think them a pretty bird. A Black Japanese Bantam chicken hen is shown in the photograph. They come in several colors or types but I think this is the one I see the most of. They have a short back and high tails. I think they carry themselves very well. You most likely will like it.

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    Best to you and your new birds,

    RJ
     
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  10. BrendaJ

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    Your not alone - Stop for food & add to the flock.. Chicken math [​IMG]
     

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