Just Ordered our Chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommabice, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. mommabice

    mommabice Out Of The Brooder

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    We ordered 8 chicks from Meyer's. [​IMG] 4 "Easter Eggers" (hoping for some interesting looking girls), 2 Black Australorpes, and 2 Barred Rocks. One of each is for my mom's chicken tractor (so she will have 3) and then 3 of the EEs, and one each of the other 2 are staying at home with me.

    We are getting them Feb 22nd-24th. I am soooooooo excited! Looking forward to chicken antics and eventually, eggs. I cleared the area where their coop and run will be yesterday, and I will start to work on it slowly of the next month or so....I know they won't be in it for a while, but I want it to be done so that I can keep an eye out for leaks and what not before they move out there.

    Anyone else waiting on chicks?[​IMG]
     
  2. Christyleigh

    Christyleigh Out Of The Brooder

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    I just ordered mine from My Pet Chicken! I have never had chickens before, so I chose breeds for calm personalities (I hope.) 1 Partridge Cochin, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Easter Egger (excited about unusual egg color) and 1 Delaware. They are supposed to come in early April. I am so excited![​IMG]
     
  3. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats to you both! This is a great place to be, with many, many knowledgeable members who can answer your questions.
     
  4. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm eagerly and unpatiently waiting for mine! Mine are coming March 5th and time is going by way to slowwww... Congrats on yours and be sure to post pics when you get them! :)
     
  5. big mami

    big mami Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same arrival dates you do, mommabice! I ordered from Meyer's, but we're getting 40 straight run Barred Plymouth Rocks. Can NOT wait! We have an empty huge new coop and a fenced run that's about 1/2 an acre. We will be using our chickens for both meat and eggs, as well as (hopefully) having them naturally propagate. I have the brooder almost set up, but need to test out the lamps with a thermometer and add the bedding. Yippee! [​IMG]
     
  6. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much was the shipping for 8 chicks?
     
  7. mommabice

    mommabice Out Of The Brooder

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    $43....yikes! However, I think that is more to do with it being small number = faster and warmer shipping (they have to put a heat supply in the box). All together the order was only $60ish. I didn't mind the cost of shipping since we can only have a few chickens, and I do not have anybody to give away the chickens to if I ordered 25 like most places want you to do. None of the feed/farm stores here will order chicks until much later in the spring (like a week or so before Easter), and they don't do custom orders...just straight runs of a cheap chick. This was sort of my only option.
     
  8. Brahmamama4

    Brahmamama4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting 7 Cochin chicks from Ideal next Friday and can't wait! I have my brooder set up for 15 in case I have that many packing peanuts. Hoping I have a few quiet girls in there somewhere because I only can keep about 4 :/
     
  9. Pip's chicks

    Pip's chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I just ordered some standard brahma pullets and also some cochins from Ideal too. I am excited to see what I get because four of them will be frizzle! They are suppose to be here Wednesday :) I am so excited.
     
  10. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also ordered some new chicks from MPC. I ordered them for the week of April 9th but am wishing I ordered them for earlier now as the wait is killing me.
     

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