I did it! I did it! I ordered my chicks!! ((Where's the paper bag..))

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by skatcatla, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just going to buy a couple here but none of them hd the breeds I wanted so I went ahead and ordered three from MyPetChicken. I was going to just get two, but their minimum is three so I just took a big breath and did it! Is three too many for my little backyard coop? Man I'm nervous. But I know with all of your help I will be ok!
     
  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well in the coop they need i think 3 square feet per a chicken. . .but not to worry. . .if you have less then that then just let them free range around your backyard...
    -alex
     
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!

    I received mine from them Wed and they were in such great shape. They are so healthy and active. I hope you enjoy yours as much as my girls and I enjoy ours.

    When do they come in?

    jackie
     
  4. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered five from MPC, they were all very healthy and are 9 weeks old now. Good Luck!
     
  5. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, this is the one I have..its the Chick-n-hutch with attached run, which I believe is 15 sq. feet. So that should be about right, 3 sq feet per chicken. I guess taking care of three is not so much different than 2?

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  6. skatcatla

    skatcatla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jackie, I asked for them to be sent the week of July 23 so I should have them on the 24th. I'm excited and nervous! They were backordered on the Red Stars so I chose a Black Star, a Barred Rock and a RIR.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:3 isn't much different than 2. 10 is not too different eather... when you get into the few dozen, thats when it changes. Remember now, sexing is not 100% and if you get a roo, you still might end up with just 2 if you can't keep him.
     
  8. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

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    Nope not much different. I have no idea what its like to have just 3! When I first ordered, no one had the breed I wanted for anything less than a 25 chick minimum! Now, when you get to having more like 40 or 50 like I do, then you'll need a bit more room. lol [​IMG]

    PS..and thats just my laying flock! Oi!
     
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:You sound just like me! I can't stop buying. DH keeps asking if I have enough yet [​IMG] We just bought three silkies at a sale Wednesday and he grunted and grumbled, wait til he gets home and gets to see the new babies that just came today. [​IMG]
     
  10. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    skatcatla,

    Mine were supposed to be shipped July 10. I called July 9 to see if I could change one of the females to a male. She told me they had already had them packed up and was shipping them out that afternoon. She said the hatchery didn't give her prior notice because they were off during the week of the 4th.

    So they were shipped July 9 and I received the July 11.

    jackie
     

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