i can hardly contain myself!!!!!

chirpchirp

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
81
0
39
Michigan
just had to share, after nearly 2 months of waiting my chicks shipped today from welp! i CANNOT wait for them to get here. i have learned so much here on BYC - thank you everyone! - that i feel pretty prepared. is there any last minute advice worth sharing?! maybe just tell me to CALM DOWN! (i will be a nervous wreck until they have arrived safe and sound!) thanks again:)

-now i need to figure out how to post pics....
 

gocrow77

Crow's Nest
10 Years
May 13, 2009
1,174
8
163
Central MO
Congrats! Hope your babies get to you safe and sound! Best of luck, and take a deep breath. You are about to have alot of fun, get alot of laughs ( chickens do some hilarious stuff ), and do alot of hard work! But it's so worth it. They are great; I ask myself all the time "Why didn't I get into chickens sooner?". Let us know when your babies arrive and be sure to get us PICTURES when they do!


Best wishes!
 

chirpchirp

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
81
0
39
Michigan
thanks - they are my first chickens, as if you can't tell! i will try to get pics up ASAP!
 

bawkbawkbawk

Crowing
11 Years
Mar 29, 2009
1,672
108
256
Coastal Southern California
You're going to have so much fun!!!

I had to wait a few months to get my chicks, too - I think it makes you appreciate them more when they finally arrive.

I made the mistake of adding too much electrolyte powder and giving it to them too often - I think it is the reason we had a few episodes of Pasty Butt. If you use electrolytes, do it sparingly and just long enough to tide them over from shipping.

Good luck! Post pix!!!
 

chirpchirp

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
81
0
39
Michigan
You're going to have so much fun!!!

I had to wait a few months to get my chicks, too - I think it makes you appreciate them more when they finally arrive.

I made the mistake of adding too much electrolyte powder and giving it to them too often - I think it is the reason we had a few episodes of Pasty Butt. If you use electrolytes, do it sparingly and just long enough to tide them over from shipping.

Good luck! Post pix!!!

i just read that today, and i am really glad i did. thanks for your input. who would think electrolytes would cause problems?!​
 

chirpchirp

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
81
0
39
Michigan
Lucky. Mine don't ship for another week.

so sorry! i know the waiting has almost killed me! are your coming from welp too?​
 

MaggieRae

Songster
10 Years
Apr 12, 2009
2,304
47
183
North Texas
Nope. Mypetchicken. I'm starting out with a small number, only 8.
I couldn't find anyone to split the order with me, so I ordered from MPC. I could have gotten them this week, had I been 3 hours faster. THAT'S what bugs me.
 

chirpchirp

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
81
0
39
Michigan
Nope. Mypetchicken. I'm starting out with a small number, only 8. I couldn't find anyone to split the order with me, so I ordered from MPC. I could have gotten them this week, had I been 3 hours faster. THAT'S what bugs me.

i only have room for 9-10 permanent residents, however to get around the cost of shipping from MPC i talked my DH into letting me get the remainder of our 25 to be meat chickens grom welp. (i was thisclose to ordering from MPC). sorry for your wait - i know it stinks.​
 

chickachickadoo

Songster
11 Years
Dec 24, 2008
111
0
109
Chirpchirp, when are they supposed to/estimated to arrive? I was the exact same way about mine. It was all I could do to try to stay calm, when I really wanted to go wrap them in bubble wrap and carry them through the postal system myself.

I did not realize that electrolytes could cause problems. We've been giving it to ours for 2 weeks today and haven't had a problem so far. (The Storey guide to chickens suggested 3 weeks of it after shipping.) But we've been careful about the dosage and about giving them fresh water every day. (Figured the heat might could make the stuff turn or something.?)
 

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