First Hatchery order! Safe n'sound!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lmz534, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. lmz534

    lmz534 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatched on the 23'd in Cameron,TX (Ideal) and arrived this a.m. at our small town Ohio post office at 4! Meet my chicks . . . 4 Barred Rock pullets, 8 White Rock Pullets and 2 teenie lil' silver laced Cochin banties [​IMG] They are all super healthy and vibrant! Very busy little babies. I am very impressed with the 100% live shipment. Took a couple tries to get the heat lamp adjusted right, but got it perfect for them this evening and they are laying spread appart under it's glow, resting peacefully! All of them ate and drank vigorously and even got in some play fighting (those little banties have NO fear!) My two children were beyond excited. The 3 yr. old wanted to sleep in the garage with them! Overall, super pleased with our first chick experience! Wish us luck growing these little bundles!

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  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awe, too cute! Congratulations on your new chicks and thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  3. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
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    Ohhh they are sweet! Congrats!
     
  4. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am trying to see which ones are the Bantys...are they alot smaller? Can you take a picture of a banty next to a lf?
     
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  5. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  6. Orangina

    Orangina Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay for baby chickens! You sure have a nice assortment there, good luck to you and your new friends. I love the part about your kiddo wanting to sleep with them...

    We just received a shipment of chicks today as well, so I'm excited right there with you. Baby chicks are the bestest! [​IMG][​IMG]:weee
     
  7. JellyBeanCee

    JellyBeanCee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww this makes me so antsy for my own small flock! I guess I've gotta really step up the building of their home.... Congrats on your new babies!!!
     
  8. lmz534

    lmz534 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! 24 hours later, they are still doing great!
     
  9. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats, I was thinking about going with IDEAL as well. Did you specify what sex you wanted and if you did then did you get the sec you asked for?
     
  10. equusbeth

    equusbeth Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations!!!!! They look so sweet!!!
     

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