I am so worried/excited/nervous

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by first time farmer, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so my 8 new Barred rocks are coming at the end of the month. I was reading a posts on here that were talking about chicks not being in the box , half the chicks being dead on arrival. I am so excited to be getting my first babies but am so nervous about things.
     
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  2. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I feel the same way. [​IMG]
     
  3. rhondapiper

    rhondapiper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine aren't arriving until may and I'm already nervous. This despite the fact that I usually have a magic touch with critters. I hope I don't mess up!
     
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  4. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's OK folks-- it is normal to worry the 1st time, or if you ever had problems.

    I got mine ALL the way to Michigan from Texas (Ideal) in just 3 days... all alive ... only 2 died a few days later due to "birth defects".

    Take a deep breath, and picture your happy, healthy fuzz-butts when they get there!

    YES-- be prepared for anything that might happen... but don't let it stress ya!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks that makes me feel better. I will be so relived when they all get here.
     
  6. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too, I'm so nervous! I called the PO today to give my phone # to them when they arrived, and the woman who answered was so cavalier about my chickens. I was like "HELLO lady, they are baby chickens and yes I want to pick them up and not have them delivered!" [​IMG]
     
  7. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone bought chicks and had them not vaccinated?
     
  8. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry. If you worry now, when they get there you will have worried for nothing. I know because I grew up with chickens and I still get excited and nervous! I suppose it is just someting that happens!!!

    Good Luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. fzouk

    fzouk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm nervous too! Mine are coming next week. 25 Silver Spangled Hamburgs. I had chickens as a kid but I wasn't personally involved much in their day to day care - just threw out food for them sometimes so I've been reading and trying to learn about caring for chicks. I have my brooder all set and my shed is being delivered tomorrow (it's a kit- 10x10 wooden shed from Home Depot) and hopefully I can have it built by the time they are big enough to go in it!
     

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