I just got my shipping confirmation!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Moonwalker, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cackle called today to let me know they were shipping my order on the 6th. And to ask whether I had ordered 1 or 2 assortments. I told them I only ordered one, but if they wanted to throw in the extra free of charge..... [​IMG]
    All I have to do now is go pick up feed and make a top for the larger brooder. I will be using 2, one for the ducks and geese and the larger one for the chicks. I used the smaller one last year, so it's all ready to go.
    So now, I wait.....
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  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I know how you feel! I'm waiting on chicks myself and totally understand the excitement! Good Luck!
     
  3. esjro

    esjro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be ready to call in sick that day (or at least go in late)..... it is hard to stop looking at the babies, they are so cute and entertaining!
     
  4. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have permission to bring them to work for the kids to see! [​IMG]
    I work at which is a school for children with various kinds of brain damage, some from birth, (Cerebral Palsy) others by accidents (such as drowning). It's a different approach to teachng them to function, a combination of physical therapy, educaton and tough love. It's been around in Europe for about 60 years but very new to the US. I have been there for less than a week and am amazed at what these kids can learn to do.
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    A very important part is giving them a sense of worth and independance. They learn to do what they can to help themselves depending on their individual limits. Even simple things you and I take for granted, if they can learn to do for themselves, it gives them a sense of pride in themselves.
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    If anyone here has a child with motor disability of this type, I encourage you to check it out.
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    Anyhow, I was trying to figure out how to get them to let me bring my brooder in that day and maybe stash it in a back room, cuz I'll most likely have to pick them up on my way to work and if I go home I'll be WAY late. It's not like you can just upend the box into the brooder! [​IMG]
    We were reading the kids the story of The 5 Little Ducklings and I asked my supervisor if they kids would like to see some REAL little duckys and she was all for it. So...problem solved! [​IMG]
    I won't have to be late for work, I'll have the time to get it set up, and be able to peek at them all through the day. Oh yeah, and the kids will love them! (sorry, had to get that in) [​IMG]
     

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