I want pictures!! Newegg here!! Updated Chick #s p3

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by paceysgl5, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. paceysgl5

    paceysgl5 Chirping

    Jan 20, 2011
    Hi all - I've gone to the dark side and am now chicken obsessed!! I've been lurking the forums but finally decided to post. We are getting baby chicks (15!) around March 23rd...placed 2 orders 1 from Meyer and 1 from Cackle because Meyer didn't have EE's available until May. We ordered:

    5 EE's from Cackle

    2 Buff Orpingtons
    2 Columbian Wyandottes
    2 Barred Rocks
    1 RIR
    1 Golden Campine
    1 Golden Laced Wyandotte
    1 Meyer Meal Maker

    We've (well, I) have already been subject to chicken math - we were going to get 8, but then the annoying EE shipping issue came up and Cackle required 5 minimum, so we did that but I didn't want to get fewer of the Columbian Wyandottes, BO's, and BR's (original plan). So we ordered those. Then that was going to be an odd # (11) and that annoyed me so we added a columbian wyandotte. Then I saw a picture of a GLW and had to add one, and somehow added the Golden Campine and the RIR, and the meal maker for fun...hmmm...

    We are currently converting a used shed we found on craigslist (i'll add pictures once I've posted enough). I would have ordered some bantam chicks too but I think we might do that next year.

    Also, just so you know, these are going to be my pets - they'll all have names and none will ever be sent to freezer camp. I don't care if others do of course, but just wanted to let you all know they will not be replaced year after year (or whatever the timeframe is).

    SO I WANT TO SEE PICTURES! Hopefully of chicks of the breeds I'm getting!! Can't get enough of the cuteness [​IMG]

    Thanks [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011
  2. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Songster

    Oct 19, 2009
    Saint Helens, Oregon
    [​IMG] I have none of the breeds your getting so no pics to post sorry! Welcome to your new obsession!!
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Songster

    Dec 11, 2010
    [​IMG] from GA. Be warned raising chickens is very addictive. [​IMG]
  4. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    I will get some BO pics up tonight. They are sweet young ladies. you will enjoy them.
    welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    ummm, what's a 'meal maker'? a cornish x?

    Here as some photos. It seems to take forever to find a picture that isn't either just fluff in the air or a chicken poking her head into the lens. The rooster is an Australorp/ orpington mix I believe.
    I will keep looking for more good pictures, but I was a SLR camera person. This digital stuff needs...well okay, I need glasses. they might be just fine.



    these are when they were one year old:



    If you want to see what teenager BO's look like, there are some on my BYC page.
    I am having a difficult time with my dsl connection. It keeps cutting out. I think that is all that I have worth uploading anyway, they move around a lot.
    I was painting the new homemade chicken automated chicken door to day, one inquisitive hen is now a redhead. They JUST got their nice new pretty feathers and everything. [​IMG] oh well, next molt is only a year away...
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  5. paceysgl5

    paceysgl5 Chirping

    Jan 20, 2011
    oh sorry ...the meyer meal maker is basically a free chick they add (a pullet from one of the breeds you already ordered) that you agree to donate the eggs from. it's pretty silly considering we still would have donated the eggs but thought it would be fun to have a surprise baby in there.

    Thanks for the warm welcomes!! I love being chicken-obsessed already. Ppl at work think I'm crazy but have been great about bringing in egg cartons so I can start stockpiling!
  6. riverman

    riverman Chirping

    Dec 15, 2010
    Central Tx
    I just bred a Barred Rock Roo with a White EE and got this cute this chicky yesterday morning! Hopefully a hen. A gold one just hatched as well but no pics yet! Enjoy!!

  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Welcome to the chicken addiction...... [​IMG] I have some of the breeds you listed, so here's their chick picture.

    In this picture, top left Barred Rock, top right Sicilian Buttercup, middle Buff Orpington, bottom left by the waterer Easter Egger (sold as Americauna), next to the right Red Sex link, next to the right light brahma, next to the right Rhode Island Red.
  8. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    I don't have any of your breeds but this is one of my leghorn/welsummer cross, hes in his gangly teenager stage....
  9. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    Oh you sound like me! I started out with both barrels blazin, jumped in and started dog paddlin! [​IMG]

    Chicken math got me BAD! Hahaha! I am working on my numbers of certain ones so I can get more. Hubby just rolls his eyes at me. Tee hee! I don't have the breeds you are getting, but I will give you some chickie pics anyway! [​IMG]

    The birds that got me back into chickens, I became the accidental owner of 9 Cornish crosses:

    Silkies and Cochins

    Getting bigger!

    Awkward teenage phase!

    Moved out to the big kid pen!

    The ever fabulous Fabio!

    Newest obsession:

    And final results!

    Sorry, I tend to go overboard with pics! [​IMG]

    CONGRATS on the upcoming little ones! Although that's a bummer about Meyer and the EE's. I was wanting to order some from them too.
  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Check out some breed threads in the Breeds, Genetics and Showing section.

    edited for typos on BBC code
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011

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