HOORAY for MPC: Coffeelady3 & I got chicks. WEIRD UPDATE post 5

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JennsPeeps, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Our 7-chick order arrived with all babies living & breathing, just 24 hours from their ship date (yesterday).

    [​IMG] HOORAY!! [​IMG]

    Now, if only I were at home instead of at work. [​IMG] I haven't even seen them yet!!

    ETA pics!! DBF just sent me pics!!

    Meet...

    BEAKER (blue Polish):
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    MISS PIGGY (Australorp):
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    and DOZER (Barred Plymouth Rock):
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  2. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new fuzzies!!![​IMG]
     
  3. rw1647

    rw1647 Out Of The Brooder

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    ooh, they are supposed to ship my 5 next week! I'm so glad to hear that yours got there ok!
     
  4. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! I hope your work day goes quickly so you can go play with them.
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I was so excited about my chicks & dying to get home to see them. It's a awfully good thing that I didn't leave work.

    Around 11:30 I get a call from the campus mailing services (I work for a large university). I thought it was weird that they were calling me. The guy says, "We've got a box of chicks here for you." I could hear them in the background.

    1. We're not supposed to get personal stuff at work.
    2. I didn't order chicks.
    3. I certainly have chicks sent to my OFFICE!!

    I called coffeelady3 & DBF to tell them. I promised DBF that I did NOT order more chicks.

    As I dashed across campus to pick them up, all I could think was that these were duplicates of the 3 chicks I'd ordered to coffeelady3's (Dena) order. They had't shown up on her order number but MPC assured me they'd be in the order. They were.

    Maybe these chicks were a duplicate of the 7-chick order?

    During my walk across campus I'm cracking up over the ridiculousness of this situation. What the heck am I going to do with chicks for the afternoon? I was going to have to clear my schedule and get these babies home.

    I finally found the mailing building. They got "my" chicks and I was apologizing profusely about getting something like this at work. They seemed nonplussed. I signed for my babies and then asked if I could use some scissors to open the box.

    Inside was a bundle of chicks. Quite a few more than 7. I counted 12.

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    OMG. I took them back to my office, where I found a box and a container for some water. I recounted.

    14 chicks

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Back in Feb I'd submitted an order that had a few chicks for 5 different people. I cancelled it (long story) and then added to Dena's order. Well, guess what. This surprise shipment is that cancelled order.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I've got:
    1 - partridge silkie pullet
    1 - buff laced polish pullet
    2 – buff orpington pullet
    1 – black sex-link
    2 – gold-laced Wyandotte
    1 – barred Plymouth Rock
    1 - white-crested blue polish pullet
    1 - australorp pullet
    1 - silver-laced wyandotte
    1 - blue cochin
    1 – black crested polish
    1 – silver-laced polish

    Holy moly.

    I've already found homes for 8-9 of them, plus I'm going to keep the blue cochin and maybe the buff polish. We live in the city and this would take us to 10 chickens.

    Holy moly. I don't know what else to say.
     
  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even when we truly arent trying to get more chicks... they show up! LOL I would keep the doubles of the ones you ordered just in case you end up with a roo.


    Congrats on uh... all your chicks! [​IMG][​IMG]


    Nancy
     
  7. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    DBF just said that he's OK with keeping one or... and he sounded unsure.

    That means two!!!

    Hrm... which ones do I want???
     
  8. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two.... that means two of each!! Right? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love that you named one Beaker!
     

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