Fuzzy chick pic heavy- my new McMurray chicks

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by ChickensAreSweet, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Here are my new chicks, received in the mail on Jan. 31st from McMurray Hatchery!
    Here they are as of this morning!!! In the garage in a brooder: (there is plexiglass on the front of the brooder for those eagle-eyed BYC'ers who check for drafts) [​IMG]

    I ordered White Orpingtons
    Buff Orpingtons
    Buff Minorcas
    Black Australorps
    Black Jersey Giants
    EEs
    Delawares
    Partridge Rocks
    One free chick

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    Thank you for looking at the new fuzzy butts!!!
    I hope you got your fuzzy butt fill for a few minutes at least until someone else posts theirs!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011
  2. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
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    Cute! Good luck with those little cuties!

    If you don't mind my asking, did you lose any?? I was wondering what the average loss rate is on shipped chicks... I haven't done this yet and was just curious... In case there was ever a breed that I wanted and couldn't get through the feed store.
     
  3. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would post pics of mine came 29th from McMurray, but I have already plastered them all over BYC! I ordered 102, recived 109 w 1 DOA. Lost 3 more later to pasty butt. Haven't lost any since. All seem healthy.

    Oh well, I just can't resist....

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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:All arrived alive - but I have lost one so far to an unknown cause. This is the normal rate of loss for me with shipped chicks. They sent me 27- I had ordered 25 plus one free chick.

    Even in the summer I usually lose one or two per batch of 27-28.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:What cutie-pies!!!
     
  6. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh I can't wait until we are able to order babies again [​IMG]

    You've got some cuties there [​IMG]
     
  7. mychookschick

    mychookschick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2009
    Maine
    Quote:All arrived alive - but I have lost one so far to an unknown cause. This is the normal rate of loss for me with shipped chicks. They sent me 27- I had ordered 25 plus one free chick.

    Even in the summer I usually lose one or two per batch of 27-28.

    Ok... So in general that is pretty good right?

    I ordered some through my local feed store in spring 2009 and I got all of them alive and never lost one! That was my very first chickens! I have only ever lost one and I never even saw it alive... I let Mama hatch some out and by the time that I found the chick on hatch day it was dead. it looked like it barely gotten out of the shell before it died.
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Awesome photos!
     
  9. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I want to pick them up and kiss all of them!! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickens rule123

    chickens rule123 Out Of The Brooder

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    ugh you getting me jealouse our dont' get here till april [​IMG] and they are the cutest things ever [​IMG]
     

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