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Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by 32bantam, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. 32bantam

    32bantam Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to Tractor Supply and even though they did have some breeds I was interested in, they didn't have Buff Orpingtons. So I went to Rural King and found out they had 12% off everything sale. They didn't have all the breeds I was looking for but they did have the Orpingtons. I bought ‎2 Buff Orpington, 1 Rhode Island Red, 1 Leghorn and 2 ISA Brown. I also got everything to get started.

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  2. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww cute! I have 2 orpintons that are around 4 weeks and though I don't give them tons of attention they are very friendly.
     
  3. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and congrats on your chickies! My two buff orps are my snuggle buddies - three weeks old now :)
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How exciting! Make sure your chicks can get a firm footing on that newspaper.
     
  5. 32bantam

    32bantam Out Of The Brooder

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    They seem to be doing ok. The woman that sold them to me said leave them on the paper for a week then switch to the pine shavings.

    The total bill for a red bulb, brooder light holder, fountain, feeder, chicks, feed and pine shavings was $50.
    I had $18 left on a gift card from my birthday and $15 I found on the ground at work. That left about $17 out of pocket. Everything there is 12% off this week. You go online and submit your receipt to get a store credit. That should be $6.

    So the acutal cost of me getting into raising chickens is $11 so far. [​IMG]
     
  6. 32bantam

    32bantam Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't had time to update the thead but it has been very exciting and enjoyable getting the girls to the stage they are now.[​IMG]
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Wow! They are all grown up! Good job!
     

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