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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beginnerchick08, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. beginnerchick08

    beginnerchick08 In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2008
    Ok so one day I was online and I saw something on AOL about raising chickens one thing led to another and now i have 26 chicks coming on march 2.[​IMG] i better get busy building a coop.[​IMG]; I order 3 dominiques, 3 araucanas, 3 anconas, 3 buff lcaed polish, 4 cuckoo maran, 3 golden laced wyandottes, 4 partridge wyandottes. I ended up getting a very big selection figuring if i didnt like them they would always make a good dinner. Hopefully they will work together. '[​IMG]',

  2. joerogrz

    joerogrz Songster

    Oct 28, 2008
    Loretto, TN
    Congrats on your decision to become a chicken addict. The first step is always to admit that want to become a chicken addict. Denial is not an option. It's a river in Egypt... Bad joke...

    Sounds like an interesting mix you have coming. Keep us updated and take pics.
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
  4. crzychicken

    crzychicken Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    [​IMG] beginnerchick08 That's how I started also, I put in a order for 26 and couldn't wait so I picked up 5 at the feed store the 26 i ordered are just 20 weeks and starting to lay eggs.The 5 started to lay eggs in Nov. We just love our chickens and I will be ordering 10 more come spring [​IMG]
    yup I'm addicted [​IMG]

    Jody, MA
  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    [​IMG] Heyah!! Welcome to our world!! Now let the games begin!!

    It sounds like you're going to have a pretty bunch of girls!!
  6. beginnerchick08

    beginnerchick08 In the Brooder

    Dec 19, 2008
    I was so excited about ordering them, i cant wait till they get here. I just hope my dogs get along with them!
  7. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    Lol, I ordered 26 chicks to come at the end of this month. 7 Rhode Island Reds, 8 Black Stars and 10 Aracauna's...

  8. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    That sounds like a beautiful mixed flock. Just picture them ranging out to the compost or romping in the hay - or happily destroying anything green within a mile radius . . .

    Seriously, I think that sounds like a wonderful bunch of birdies. Welcome!
  9. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Welcome to the wonderful world of chickeneering! I wish you great success with your flock. Spend the time waiting for your order doing lots of research & reading, and preparing both your brooder and your coop. Chicks grow quickly!

    Check with other chicken-keepers in your neighborhood to learn what types of predators threaten their flocks the most, and build your coop & pen secure enough to protect your birds from them. Also take preventative measures to protect your birds from your dog. There are many posts on this forum with information to help you keep your birds safe from both wild & domesticated animals.

    Have fun & keep us posted!
  10. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    It is an addiction!
    I just placed an order for 40 more! And we already have about 130 so what's a few more.......[​IMG]
    Supposedly it won't be till March but they usually hatch them as early as they can. I am getting 20 Barnevelders, 10 buff Brahmas and 10 more EEs.
    So now the ones I have still in the brooder are going to have to go somewhere else soon so I can clean it up and get ready for more. When will the cycle end?[​IMG] [​IMG]

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