I Ordered My Spring Chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mak, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Londonderry, NH
    Yes, I did! We built the coop to house more than we got last year. Then we lost one early on, Chloe got sick and died just a couple weeks ago, and the rooster is history come Spring, anyway. So that left me with some more space. I wanted to get a few different breeds to try and narrow in on what we might like to gravitate to as the years go on, so they are all different. I odrered:
    2 Easter Eggers
    1 Australorp
    1 Buff Orpingtin
    1 GLW
    1 Light Brahma

    Now the question is: How do I wait till they ship in March???!!!???
  2. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    Same way I've been waiting since Christmas for the chicks my DH ordered for a present... Day 30, Day 29, Day 28, Day 27.... I must have remodeled my brooder 6 times already! Mine arrive end of January...all 102 of them.[​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Congrats, nothing is funner that getting chicks in the mail.
  4. chikkaboomboom

    chikkaboomboom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2010
    Brooklyn, Michigan
    I ordered mine for the beginning of April,from Meyer, they are pretty close. By that time I hope to have everything ready to go...I want eggs, we eat almost 2 dozen here a week. I would like to keep my family rolling in eggs and my Moms a depression era kid she knows how to butcher and is going to teach me, shes also taught me alot about growing a garden how much you can do with leftovers and that hand me downs are not evil. I have a few different breeds coming, like others I will narrow it down to what works best for dual purpose and is still just a nice bird to be around.
  5. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    Congrats, Mak!! I do have an observation; if I may? The single chicks in the order will suffer from a lack of their own chicken culture and this will not do! To avoid this situation you must immediately double the order! [​IMG]

    Trust me...it's the only way! [​IMG]
  6. Mak

    Mak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Londonderry, NH
  7. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    You hatch some in the mean time


    I ordered some too


    And ordered too more eggs to hatch

    Yes, dh is just gonna be so darn thrilled


    But I just want what I want... It's not my fault...heheheh
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Mak aside from chicken math, you really should order 2 of each variety. In case you have losses you will have a better chance of having 1 of each.

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