I got my babies this morning!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kari, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Kari

    Kari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The post office called me this morning, in the middle of a snowstorm, (1-2 inches per hour) to tell me that my babies were waiting for me to pick them up. Of course, I was a half an hour away, and had to drive to the post office in a blinding snowstorm to get them. By the time I got there, I had peeled off my coat, vest and sweatshirt because it was about 150 degrees in the truck. I wanted to make sure that they would be warm enough! I ran them straight into the house, and had 8 that didn't make it. Three more have expired since then. Poor little babies. They had been squished by the others it looked like. [​IMG]
    With the weather the way it was, I am thrilled with the ones that are now chirping up a storm and running around in their box. I have a little icu box set up in the bigger box for the weaker ones, and the two spraddle legged ones. I have put bandaids on their legs for support, so hopefully they will make it.
    Of course, I had to come back to work, (working the snowstorm) and my dear daughter is home tending the flock, and updating me hourly.
    There are so many babies that I am not sure what I lost, and what I have. I will be looking for your help identifying them when I post pictures tonight when I get home. I ordered Dominiques, Buff Orpingtons, Black Austrolorps and the Ornamental Layer Collection. There are also a couple of teeny Bantams in there?
    I know that I got 3 or 4 turkens, and some EE's. They are all so darned cute! Can't wait to share pictures when I get home!
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray, Do you have any pics for us all? Sorry about those who didn't make it.
     
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  3. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!!! Don't you just love fuzzbutts???

    I WILL BE WATCHING FOR PICTURES!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. TheRidingLibrarian

    TheRidingLibrarian Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! And I thought i was going to be confused with just the Ornamental Collection! [​IMG] You've got your work cut out for you!
    Have fun!!
    And I know how you feel, mine got delivered today (Hubby on duty) and I am stuck at work.
     
  5. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm excited to see your new chickies too [​IMG]
     
  6. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DON'T FORGET THE PICTURES!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Kari

    Kari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am still at work! I will get to them as soon as i get home. (after i see my babies of course!)
     
  8. Kari

    Kari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics of my new babies...If you all could help me out with who is who, I would really appreciate it!
    Here is one of my little spraddle legs. I am working hard to fix her...
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    Here is an EE?
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    What is this?
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    One of my Turkens...
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    The ICU unit...the chicks who aren't doing well...
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    The brat pack.
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    Don't know what this one is either....
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    one more of the brat pack....
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    Aren't they cute?
    Honestly though, I bought an order with a couple of friends, and can't wait for them to come and pick them up!
    I don't know how I will part with the cuteness though!
     
  9. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many are you keeping?
     
  10. Kari

    Kari Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 25 I think. I have a friend who is taking 10, another who is taking 12, and another who is taking 8.
     

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