Flock selection complete

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by desertgirl, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    With my order to My Pet Chicken yesterday, I have finally decided on my flock. In addition to my Buff Orpington and my two sweet little silkies, I have ordered 1 RIR, 1 Easter Egger and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte.

    Sounds like a pretty nice bunch, huh?[​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Sure does, but you forget the brahmas! [​IMG]
     
  3. desertgirl

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    Something tells me I am addicted. Perhaps a brahmas will be next...why do you like them so much?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:They are just very laid back birds. Once we were working in the coop and my SO leaned his cordless drill on a nest box. A hen walked in, gave my SO a look that said "excuse me!", pushed the drill off the nest box and climbed in. Nothing seems to bother them.
    I also love their feathered feet, though some folks can't stand them.
    Have you ever seen pics of my roo? His name is Thor and I tell him every day just how handsome he is.
     
  5. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    I would love to see pics!!!And I love feathered feet...a lot...[​IMG]
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Here's some pics taken when they were 11 months old:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=149994

    They turned a year old this past Thursday. Thor is still growing by leaps and bounds. I'm anxious to see how big he'll be full-grown. Brahmas are slow maturing chickens and not considered full grown until around their 2nd birthday.
     
  7. bumpershoot

    bumpershoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Congrats on your babies! You'll love them!
     
  8. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I adore my SLW [​IMG] They are so sweet and are the first (along w/my gold-sex link) to check out treats I bring in. They don't mind being picked-up and loved! Enjoy!
     
  9. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be looking for pictures!!!

    I'm getting similar ones: BO, BR, SLW.

    Huh! [​IMG]

    Have fun with your fuzzbutts!
     
  10. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    I cannot wait!

    Question-when your chicks are mailed, will the post office call you? Should I let the post office know to be looking for them? I guess I should take that day off, so I can go pick themm up right away and then get them settled in...[​IMG]
     

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