getting my chicks in a few months

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gaited horse, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    my firs batch ever and its so close yet so far. we are ordering from cackle. We are getting five buff orpingtons 5 rhode island reds 5 barred rocks and 5 ameraucanas all pullets. we are getting the starter kit from cackle before we get the babies.
     
  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Are you anywhere near Green's Feed on N. Virginia Street across from the Bonanza Casino? According to another member they will give you 5 free chicks when you buy a 8# bag of chick starter this weekend. Why wait?

    Here's the link about it:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=141160


    Nancy


    Sorry we are enablers on here [​IMG]
     
  3. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I have no where ready don't worry I will try to go though just to look
     
  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    hehee just looking is dangerous [​IMG] All you need is a plastic bin and a brooder lamp, shavings. Nothing fancy, you'll be two months ahead on getting eggs! Plus you'll have 5 weeks to build a coop and more incentive! Just a thought...... [​IMG]

    Nancy
     
  5. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    No coop is even started yet and its to cold plus no pwer i the garage
     
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  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I have chicks in my living room currently [​IMG] Before my coop was done last year I had two chickens that went in a dog crate at night and free ranged my yard during the day. It certainly sped up my coop building. Raised a batch of chicks in my laundry room last year too. Ah go look... can't hurt [​IMG]


    Nancy
     
  7. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    my mom says no chicks in the house so we have to run heat out to the garage first [​IMG] but just wait. Also do we need to have cackle vaccinate them?
     
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  8. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    do the chicks need any thing other then heat, food, feeders, water, waterers, bedding, brooder and lots of love
     
  9. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 11, 2009
    Massachusetts
    I'LL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR PICTURES!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I will post pics when we get them I can't look at pics of chickes any more the wait is killing me
     

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