IDEAL Babies will be here in two DAYS!! (Today?)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BellLisamo, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Well, my order of 50 chicks are being shipped out today, and will arrive on Friday. I am soooo anxious & nervous at the same time!
    I did get my brooder doors on and also installed the lights. Now I need to get the flooring done. Other than that. I think I am set. I THINK?!??!

    Help me! Help me with a checklist??

    250-watt bulb - CHECK
    Temperature Gauge - CHECK
    2 waterers (getting those today)
    2 feeders (found one, need the other)
    Marbles for waterers... (get those today)
    Feed (buying today)

    What else?
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I'm assuming you have the brooder.
    You have the brooder lamp that the bulb goes into, right? [​IMG]
    Pine shavings
    Paper towels to go over the shavings
    I'd get some Poly-vi-sol (no iron) just in case you get one that's sick or weak (baby vitamin section of any store)

    And of course, the important stuff for you:
    Comfy chair, for your endless hours sitting playing with chicks
    Camera, so you can share pics with us
  3. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Sebastian County, AR
    I'm excited for you! Mine were scheduled to ship today too, but I haven't received confirmation yet.......[​IMG]
  4. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    Yea! I'm a nervous wreck too. These are my very first chicks! Getting 10 silkies today. They are somewhere in shipment but the stupid USPS hasn't posted an update since 8 pm last night. They're coming Express so I thought that meant this morning! My daughter is standing by the door looking.

    Have fun!
  5. CountryPantry

    CountryPantry Fat Matt's Poultry Farm

    Feb 23, 2009
    Hayesville, NC
    Mine are suppose to ship today also, but I haven't received confirmation yet either. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. AmyJ

    AmyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    Newburgh, NY
    Congrats! I think you have everything on the list [​IMG] So what are you getting? You have to take pics when you get them!
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:Hhehheee!!!! Funny funny.

    I have the two bulbs with the shields, I have the bedding, and just got the polyvisol today!!! [​IMG]

    Camera/chair CHECK!!!
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    Where are they coming from?

    I hope this big storm tomorrow doesn't ruin it for you. I'll be praying for the planes to make it through.

    They are expecting 1" to 3" of rain in Phoenix!... we normally only get .9 inches the entire month and we passed that two days ago.
  9. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:They are coming from Ideal. I called this morning, and she said they were getting them out this morning. But I never got an email about it.... hmmmm
  10. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

    Mar 3, 2009
    Mesa, Arizona
    Cant wait to see pictures [​IMG]

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