Just ordered my 8 pullets from Meyer's! (Warning: Mini-Rant!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ThePolishPrincess, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. I was expecting them to come within a few weeks, but when they said my girls will be delivered on April 20th, I was like, "WHAT?" [​IMG] Now I have to wait even longer! [​IMG]

    And to make things worse, I was planning to show them in June. Now I'm looking into showing 2 month old chicks, which I can tell probably won't turn out very well.

    So, okay, I know that most of you think this is an outrage. "Someone's showing hatchery stock? How can this be?"

    Okay, I know it sounds bad, but after doing my good BYC research, I asked my 4-H leader if I needed to get breeder quality chicks. She gave me this look and said that this wasn't a fancy poultry show, "This is the Orange County fair, Silly!" So, I'm guessing this is not APA judging, and that's good, because this will be my first time showing.

    Still, I'm totally bummed. My flock of adults is too dirty and will most likely be molting when showing time comes on by (June). Even I have more sanity and class than to fawn over a chicken I KNOW doesn't stand a chance. Most people will have production breeds, as around here chickens are usually only bred for meat or eggs. I guess that's okay.

    Alright, don't want to go off on too much of a rant here. Then it won't be about the chicks anymore. [​IMG] So here's what I'm getting:

    -1 Golden Laced Polish
    -1 Silver Laced Polish
    -1 Buff Laced Polish
    -1 Sultan
    -1 Appenzeller Spitz
    -1 EE
    -1 Cuckoo Maran
    -1 Sumatra

    All pullets with a heating pad. They were 60.00, so I'm lucky I'm not paying. [​IMG] They'll be coming 8 days before my birthday, to top it off! And in April, I can insure better survival rates, being around 60 F here in the season.

    I wanted a Salmon Favorolle, but they said they wouldn't have any until June/July. I just can't wait that long!
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Well, with the more Rare Breeds like Polish etc showing a Hatchery is not horrible. But, they need to be at least 6 months old before you show.
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I don't get who you are disappointed with? Ever think of trying roosters ; they usually have a few extras they could ship yesterday!
  4. I'll probably end up showing one of my other girls, them being old enough. I just hope I can round up enough choices to make a final decission in the future. Ahh, I'll worry about that in the future.

    As far as disappointment goes, I really shouldn't be complaining. Pardon my rant. [​IMG] We have 3 roosters already and 10 hens, all living in a small coop area. That's why we need only hens-and a small number of them at that. [​IMG]
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:wow quite the top hat collection! soooo cool! cant wait to see the babies!
  6. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    I wish you luck at the BIG SHOW! [​IMG] I always thought showing looked complicated. Like any other competition where nobody tells you the real trade secrets! [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by