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got my chicks today

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yfchoice, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. yfchoice

    yfchoice Songster

    Dec 28, 2008
    Sandy, Utah
    Hi ya'll. I've been reading all of the great posts here for the last 2 months and told my wife.......we're doing chickens. She just sighed. Of course, she sighed when I (over the last 10 years) took out most of our back yard for our garden. She sighed last year when I took out all of the grass from the front to xeriscape. She's always happy with my project's outcomes....it's just the start of a new one that makes her nervous.

    Anyway, this morning I picked up the chicks from a local lady who orders from hatcheries (usually 200 chicks at a time). I only got 6...3 Barred Rocks and 3 Rhode Island Reds. They are cuuuuuuuute. My wife almost missed going to work, she was so enamored. They are healthy and doing great. My stepson is building the coop and they will go out hopefully in 6 weeks. We get a lot of snow in the Salt Lake City area, but, by March, the temps will be warmer.

    This is a great site. I will post pics as soon as I learn how. One of my other sons is going to teach me how.
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

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  3. moduckman

    moduckman Songster

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cairo, Missouri
    Welcome!!!![​IMG] Good luck with your birds. If you have questions, this is the sight for answers.
  4. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] now you must get MORE !!!!!!!!!!! or at least that is what i did. welcome to the addiction william
  5. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008

    Congratulations! [​IMG] Keeping chickens is a great hobby. When they're old enough it's so fun collecting their eggs. [​IMG]

    I love the little fluffy chickies! Do you have pictures?

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