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just ordered new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by foxxracer278, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    i will get my chicks on feb 1 [​IMG] i got 4 females of each bread i wanted + 1 rir rooster

    4 barred rock
    4 rir
    4 black star
    4 red star
    4 buff orps
    4 leghorns

    cant wait to post pics of them and what my set up is


    i have never had a rooster before but i wanted to know if he will be able to make all the eggs fertile ? and will he stick more with the rirs or will he go buck wild
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    About the middle of June you will be getting LOTS OF EGGS!!

    Congrats!

    Where did you order from?
     
  3. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    mc murray yeh. i had 20 before just no rooster and now i am down to 11 bc i sold off i bunch of them. and i have to post a pics of the 4 babies i got for free the are living in my basement for the winter and untill they get old enough to go in to the coop they are 3 strong barred rocks mixxed with rir also a white something that i cant tell what it is
     
  4. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will go buck wild!
     
  5. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

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    haha ok good bc i want him to do what he does best so i can start selling chicks and everthing
     
  6. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure but I think there is a ratio of rooster per hens that most people use to gaurantee fertility. (Isn't is one roo can effectively service 14 hens?) You may need another roo...ask someone who knows more than me![​IMG] If so you may want to add him to your order now b/c they will get along much better if they grow up together. Blessings, Keri
     
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    rirluvr Gallus Domesticus

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  8. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like fun!! I wish you the best, you will have a ball with them!
     
  9. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Congrats! I know how you feel. I ordered from the same place. Mine are for March 1st, a few days before my Bday! I can't wait![​IMG] Post pics when you get them.
     
  10. Jaguar6

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    I just ordered a mix bunch myself. I only really wanted a few JGs but since the min is 25 I ordered, Brown Leghorn, Salmon Favorelles (beautiful!), BO, Golden Polish, Sultans and Jgs of course. I will sell a lot of them. I also have 30 eggs in the bator due to hatch Dec. 12. I'm so excited!!!
     

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