Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder (Picture Heavy) - UPDATE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blooie, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickies will be 3 weeks on tuesday! TIME FLIESSs (and so do they, apparently!)
    They received their eviction notice yesterday, and their move has been set to Sunday. The weather has been mild here, so I expect all to go smoothly.
     
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  2. bruceha2000

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    Everyone you know must be vegetarians or vegans and if they aren't they are hypocrites. The chickens you raise and eat have a MUCH better life than the ones on the shelf in the grocery store. I don't raise meat animals ("emotional vegetarian" daughter) but I have to think your chickens have much more flavor than those raised with thousands of others on the floor of a poultry barn, fattened up as quickly as possible on their feed ration.

    To get back to "on point" so Blooie doesn't clobber me for hijacking her thread [​IMG]

    Putting chicks under Zorra last night didn't go well, she was the Dragon Lady, out to take my hand off. Chicks spent the night (very quietly I might add though my wife said they did wake up and make some noise at some point) in our bedroom in their HOPEFULLY temporary MHP box.
     
  3. Mims

    Mims Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The babies are here! The babies are here!

    With the 9 I already had, Ideal sent my 21 more (I ordered 15). My daughter took one look at the loaded box and whispered, Daddy's gonna kill you! Yes, yes he is.


    Sorry, I have to share pics of them, I'm so excited.

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    Naughty little Takeoff is living up to his name this morning. This is how he greeted me:

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    Houston, we have a problem..... :)
     
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  4. MesMama

    MesMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my!! A box of fluff [​IMG] SO cute!!!
     
  5. perilloux5

    perilloux5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally understand, I ordered 12 from Ideal and wound up with 23. [​IMG] Luckily I was able to give away the packing peanuts.
     
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  6. Mims

    Mims Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only problem is, I have no idea which ones are the peanuts. I ordered 4 ameraucanas, 4 australorps, 2 silkies, 2 rhode island whites, and 3 white leghorns. I guess we'll see when they get a little older!
     
  7. perilloux5

    perilloux5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does look like they gave you a mixture. Mine were easy to tell, I ordered 3 Amaraucana, 3 White Leghorn, 3 Gold Sex-Link, and 3 Austalorp. They added 11 Buff Brahma. It looks like one of those will be a hen.

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  8. Mims

    Mims Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like we have pretty similar tastes when ordering chicks! :)
     
  9. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chicken Obsessed

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    Um, is Ideal having a "going out of business" clearance or something? Order 15, get 6 extra. Order 12 and get TWENTY THREE??? Ya know, some people order the number of chicks they WANT. What does Ideal expect you to do with nearly 100% extra?? Sure glad they only sent the 12 I ordered 3 years ago.
     
  10. rides2far

    rides2far Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, if you don't want extras, you have to tell them. There is a small fee, but that's what I did. I ordered 20 & that's what I got. I know that 1/4 of a box holds 25 chicks, so they fill up the box with extras for warmth (and to get rid of cockerels).
     

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