!*! FREE chicks from IDEAL !*! You're not going to believe this!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmsim93, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. jmsim93

    jmsim93 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 29, 2009
    East Texas
    Okay...so I have a wild story! I have recently lost several chickens to predation and decided I needed to go ahead and order some more chicks now so that I wouldn't have to start from scratch if I continued to lose more. Well, I had $35 to spend on replacement pullets and decided on 6 EE and 5 Leghorns from Ideal. I placed my order and was a given a delivery date in 2 weeks. A week later, I had the opportunity to purchase 6 RIR cross pullets that were just beginning to lay for the same amount of money. I decided I would try this approach so I would not have to wait 6 - 8 months for eggs. I called Ideal and cancelled my order. That was over a week ago. Well, yesterday morning at 7:45am the phone rang and my local postmaster told my husband that our new babies were ready to be picked up!!!!!! I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK!!!!! I was completely shell-shocked! I had no brooder set up...no chick starter, no pine shavings, no waterers and feeders cleaned, ect... I was the one running around like a chicken. [​IMG] When we opened the box, there were my 11 pullets and 13 BR males! 24 in all! I had some layer crumbles and decided to go ahead and let them eat that until I could make a fast trip to the feed store. I called Ideal and explained that I had cancelled the order over a week ago. They apologized for the mistake and told me I could do what I wanted with the chicks because they cannot take them back. Needless to say, it was a shock...but I am enjoying having the little fuzzy butts around. [​IMG]
  2. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2009
    Albany, OR
    Wow!! Glad you were able to throw everything together in a hurry!

    Kinda cool you get to have them for free - way to go! [​IMG]
  3. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    You are so lucky.
    Enjoy your free chicks , sweet
  4. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    That rocks!!! Yippppie I can't wait for mine to arrive! [​IMG]
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    congrats did you fix the predator problem?
  6. FortWorthChicks

    FortWorthChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Fort Worth
    Thats alot of boys! [​IMG]
  7. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
  8. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, first that guy with the window and now this shipment?

    Stars must be lined up just right for Chicken Luck!!
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Sure seems like it, huh? Congrats to you! [​IMG]
  10. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    How come you got so many boys?

    I too hope you solved your preditor problem before you put your new layers and chicks out.

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