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Hello! Getting chicks in CT!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PostalChick, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. PostalChick

    PostalChick In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2009
    Central CT
    Hi everyone! We are a family of 7-myself, dh, three boys and two girls. And a kitten. We live in central CT, and just bought a house with a half-acre lot. Which is a half-acre more than we've ever had LOL.

    Years ago, we spent a few days on a 'guest farm' and they had chickens that laid colored eggs. We said 'someday!' we would have that-someday is almost here! I ordered 6 Auracanas (they could be EE's, not sure but we don't show or anything so it doesn't matter to us) and dh wanted also 6 RIR's, from HealthyCHicks and more. They will put in a free rare breed chick, which I might regret since it didn't occur to me that it could be a rooster. I ordered pullets-we are in a city and don't want roosters. Anyhow, they are set to arrive in early March! If, say, 6 or seven of them live, I'll be thrilled-we've never cared for farm critters before.

    Dh and I are both city letter carriers. I've seen chickens ONCE at work, since I deliver in a urban area. All of us carriers were fascinated by them-they were peeping and peeking through the holes in the box. As the morning went on they peeped louder and louder, lol. They did make it safely to their new home. I don't deliver in the city I live in, so I'll be calling the supervisor at my office when they are set to arrive because we'll be at work delivering other people's mail [​IMG]

    Looking forward to clucking away on this fourm! [​IMG]

  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. fosterchick

    fosterchick Songster

    welcome aboard your in for a good ride on here!!!! I am in central connecuticut, we are a family of 8. I have had chickens 5 years. (this time). My children joined 4h in lebanon connecticut a year ago. They showed some of their chickens this past summer. Where did you order your chicken from?
  4. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Welcome from east of the river! (I grew up in Middletown [​IMG] .)
  6. PostalChick

    PostalChick In the Brooder

    Jan 29, 2009
    Central CT
    Quote:I ordered them from HealthyChicksAndMore-I found it in a google search, but haven't seen them mentioned here so I wonder if they're reputable? They don't come till March so I will have to see how they do. I still have to get accessories and stuff, I'll probably go to Agway in Middlefield to find those.

    Thanks, all, for the welcome! This chicken adventure is going to be fun!
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

  8. [​IMG] wecome to byc!
  9. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    [​IMG] from Western CT..
  10. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

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