Just called my local feed store!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by michellerene, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have a fantastic selection of baby chicks! I can't remember all she said, but she listed off Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Ostrolorps and about 5 other kinds! Sexed! I am so excited! Looks like I won't have to order through the mail to get what I want-- I for sure wanted Barred Rocks... those are the chickens I remember my grandmother used to keep. [​IMG]

    I know what I'll be doing this weekend! [​IMG]
     
  2. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool! How many are you getting? Are you only getting Barred Rocks, or a mix of a few?

    Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love barred rocks! [​IMG]
     
  4. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats, i have one barred rock and she is so sweet. She came from the feed store.
     
  5. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, I must correct my spelling Austrolorps... sorry! [​IMG]

    I was originally thinking 4, but now I'm leaning toward 6... there are 2 adults & two children in my family, but one of my sons is a toddler, so 6 should be plenty to keep us in eggs, correct? Or will we be overrun with eggs?

    I would like 2 each of 3 different kinds.
     
  6. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you! We've got some plymoth barred rock pullets. I can't wait till they get their beautiful black and white feathers in!
    If you're like the rest of us, you'll buy 4, go back for 2 more, then go back for 4 more and so on. It's so addicting!
    Have fun with your new babies! Keep us posted on how they are and post pictures if you can so we can all see how cute they are. [​IMG]
    This is the best place for anyone raising chickens. There are so many awsome peeps on here with loads of knowledge.
    Happy chick shopping!
     
  7. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hee. I told my DH that he needs to plan on a 4' x 8' coop instead of the 4' x 4' on he had planned. Have to leave some room for next spring! [​IMG]
     
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Why don't you just go buy all of them??

    Hey, they don't call us ENABLERS for nothin'!! [​IMG]
     
  9. catballou24

    catballou24 Out Of The Brooder

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    woo hoo! hey michellerene...[​IMG] you will get addicted...trust me my friend![​IMG]
     
  10. michellerene

    michellerene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hee hee! Hi Cat! [​IMG]

    (Cat directed me over here-- we're best buds! She has new "mystery babies" coming soon-- the survivors of a grade school hatching! She's hoping they're not "broilers" [​IMG])
     
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