Ideal order arrives a day early!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CityClucks, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Zip-a-dee-doo-da!! I got a call from the PO about 1:10 this afternoon that my peeps were here already! I wasn't expecting them until tomorrow, since the ship date Ideal gave me was 2/25...but I'm not going to complain.

    They were all alive - and are now zipping around the brooder like little rockets, scratching at the feed I put on the floor, and figuring it all out! I got the pullets (I hope all pullets) I ordered plus 5 fluffy little packing peanuts. Ideal marked the extra "males for warmth" with red marks on their little peeper faces. Thanks to so many of you on this site, I am able to tell which ones are which breeds. Here are the pullets I ordered:

    2 Australorp
    2 Barred Rock
    2 Buff Orpington
    2 EE
    2 RIR

    I dont' know what the 5 packing peanuts are. They're all yellow-gold - their backs seem a little darker than the rest of their fluffy bodies. They're much lighter than the RIR girls I got. I'll put up more and better photos tomorrow once they've had a chance to settle in. YEEP - I'm so excited!!

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  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess the packing peanuts are Red sex linked males.
     

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