Just a few more days....Anyone else waiting?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bock, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am counting down the days until Thursday! We call it chickmas because waiting for chicks is just like counting down to Christmas! [​IMG] We are very excited, as you can tell. We are getting the following breeds from Belt Hatchery:

    Barred Rocks
    Easter Eggers
    Rhode Island Reds
    Black Stars
    Red Stars
    Brown Leghorns
    Black Australorps
    Buff Orpingtons
    and 2 Bronze turkey poults

    I CAN NOT wait until Thursday! It's killing me! I can just imagine my little chickies in the protective walls of their eggshells, only 300 miles away. I know I can't be the only one. Who else is counting down to their Chickmas? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Elphaba2140

    Elphaba2140 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes! Mine are coming next week too. Cannot stand it hardly. I love the name Chickmas. What a great idea to call it that. Here is what I am getting.

    Qty Description
    2 SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE Females
    5 BLUE LACED WYANDOTTE St. Run
    10 BLUE COCHINS St. Run
    2 CUCKOO MARAN Females
    4 Black Frizzle Cochin
    2 BLUE SILKIE BANTAMS St. Run
    2 BUFF LACED POLISH Females
    2 GOLDEN POLISH Females
    2 BUFF ROCK Females
    2 PARTRIDGE ROCK Females
    2 SLVR SPANGLED HAMBURGS Females
    2 SILVER PENCILED ROCKS St. Run
     
  3. waryyear950

    waryyear950 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm from northern Minnesota so its a little early for us but cant wait.My daughter just ordered another incubator today.That makes three two for incubating and one for hatching.We already have are list of chicks we're ordering.[​IMG]
     
  4. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My order is small but I can't wait either!! Mine is scheduled to ship 2/23...so that's Monday right, WOW!!!!


    I'm waiting on

    3 Black Asutralorps
    3 Barred Plymouth Rocks
    3 Sex Links
    3 Production Reds


    Your basic brown egg layers I can't wait!
     
  5. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!! Actually, I am pretty sure the 23rd is Wednesday, that is when mine are shipping. [​IMG] I am pretty sure they will be here by Thursday. Fingers crossed all 27 of them make it. [​IMG] I don't even remember how many of each I ordered. About 5 of each breed. LOL. I promise to post pics after they get settled in. [​IMG]
     
  6. smattmc

    smattmc New Egg

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    I guess it's Chickmas Eve here. I pick mine up tomorrow!

    1 Araucana
    1 Black Australorp
    1 Speckled Sussex

    Pics to follow.
     
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    Mine ship the 21st; I should get them 23rd.. :)
     
  8. begbfg

    begbfg Barnyard Beckie

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    Mine ship 3/21. I was thinking about ordering a few more to get here a bit earlier but I'll just be patient and wait! [​IMG]
     
  9. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2010
    Leesburg, Ohio
    mine won't come till March 1st - 3rd (any one of those days)....i ordered 16 from Meyer, but i'm only keeping 6 (10 go to a friend). I'm keeping:

    1 BJG
    1 SS
    3 EE
    1 RIR

    and get this....i asked hubby if he could please pick them up for me when the PO calls around 6:30 am....(i can't do it cuz i run a home daycare)....and he said "can't they just wait at the PO till i get off work?" [​IMG] he obviously doesn't understand, or know, or act like a chicken mom....like i do!! so my answer to THAT question was.... "no WAY can they just wait around in a box till the end of the work day"....my poor lil' chicks!!!
     
  10. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So many people sharing my excitement! [​IMG]
    smattc, I wish it was Chickmas Eve for me too! We expect pics, you know. [​IMG]
    Chknut, hubby obviously does not understand! That would be an awfully long wait, but it's all worth it! [​IMG]
    Waiting until the end of March or later must be hard. Last year I had to wait until the end of April for my ducks and geese. That was a LONG wait. [​IMG] But they all arrived in great shape the day after they shipped. Belt and Metzer farms aren't that far apart, so hopefully I will get the same results this year. [​IMG]
     

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