It's getting to be that time of year...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OtterCreekRanch, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. OtterCreekRanch

    OtterCreekRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2011
    NE Texas
    I notice more and more posts about people putting in their order for chicks from various hatcheries, I was wondering...what is everyone thinking about ordering this spring?

    We want a mixed flock of egg layers this year so I am putting in a 12 chick order to Ideal in a few weeks. I think I am going to go ahead and get 12 different breeds so that we will have a variety of looks. Right now I am thinking one of each of the following...

    Buff Orpington
    Mottled Java
    Silver Lakenvalder
    Blue Hamburg
    Silver Spangled Hamburg
    Black Sumatra
    Salmon Favorell
    Cream Brabanter
    Silver Spangled Spitzenhauben
    Columbian Wyandotte
    Red Cochin
    Spangled Russian Orloff

    Fingers crossed that I get all pullets with such a mixed order.

    Also thinking about adding a couple of female each of Khaki Cambell, Caygua and Magpie.

    Since I am wanting a basket of colorful eggs, I am also planning to get 3 each of Americanas, Olive Eggers, and Blue Marans from a local breeder. She raises show quality chickens and breeds for nice rich colored eggs so I thought she would be the better choice to get a few of the colored egg layers from since egg color is important to me on them.

    What are you all ordering and from where?
  2. Charm1704

    Charm1704 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2010
    Elgin, Tx
    I just got my order of Swedish Flower hens chicks from Greenfire farms last week, I don't think I'll be ordering any more chicks this year I already have 11 different pens of Chickens...your ordering a great variety...your egg basket will be very colorful!...I like that. ~Charm1704

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