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  1. eggalitarian

    eggalitarian Out Of The Brooder

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    Long time reader, first time poster!
    I am just beside myself with anticipation... My first order of 25 chicks are in the air as we speak. I ordered from Mcmurray, and I live in Los Angeles County. A far cry from Iowa.
    I have been toying with the idea of having laying hens for several years and have read this site almost from its inception. I have NEVER seen such camaraderie, kindness and love from strangers on any other site! I don't really need anything, this time-haha, I just needed to vent. This has been a long road for me. I got a catalog from Mcmurray in 2005 and have dreamed and drooled over it that I can't put any more tape on it... I finally decided IT IS TIME!
    So here I sit. I knew that they would be coming sometime from the 5th to the 8th, I went to the post office to give them a heads up, hoping against hope that Mcmurray would not send them today, Saturday, because that would mean that they will be "somewhere" without me able to get to them and out of the box until Monday! So of course, with all my tracking, they sent them at 2am from Iowa, which means that they were probably hatched on Friday.... AND I WON'T GET THEM UNTIL MONDAY!
    I DON'T WANT DEAD CHICKENS MY FIRST TIME OUT. [​IMG]
    I know what all of you experts say, I have read over all the posts about delivery and how they can last for 3 days... but this is just really making me a nervous wreck [​IMG]
    Thanks for letting me rant BYCer's... thanks for being here.
     
  2. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    Nebraska
    First of all Welcome!!!!

    Secondly, I'm so excited for you...you'll love your chicks!!!!

    Keep us posted!!!


    Joni

    It is a little longer than normal - but I think they'll be fine.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you finally posted, congrats on the chicks!
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. eggalitarian

    eggalitarian Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You Joni!
    Thank You Julie!
    Thank You Dawg!

    I will just take a deep breath and have confidence that it will all work out.

    And I most certainly will keep you all posted [​IMG]
     
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Hi!
     
  7. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] From Sunny San Dieago Ca

    Jacob
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Pride, La.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    [​IMG] from California!
    After you get your babies, please post photos of 'em here for us to oooooh and aaaaaaah over with you.
    [​IMG]
     

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