My chicks are shipping today! UPDATE, THEY'RE HERE!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Coop de Grille, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be here on Friday. I ordered the Hatchery Choice Assorted Heavy Breed pullets from Cackle Hatchery. Any idea what type of chicks I can expect? It says "at least three breeds of brown egg laying pullets". Will they send a note saying which breeds are included or do I have to figure it out myself. This is my first hatchery order, all my other chicks were from local backyard breeders.
     
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  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    i have chicks shipping today from cackle as well..

    I've gotten their heavy breed assortments in the past.. I can't say for certain.. but if your order is anything like mine was you'll have some buff orpingtons in there as well as some barred plymouth rocks or wyandottes
     
  3. AlaskaChicks

    AlaskaChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    oh please post pics of what you get. I considered the same order so I am very curious [​IMG]
     
  4. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really excited! I don't care what they are, I just want them to get here already.

    Today I found a puppy running on the side of the road. I went up to the house nearby to see if they owned it, but there was no one home. I took the puppy with me because I didn't want it to get hit by a car. I went back to the house about an hour ago and it was their puppy. Then I noticed a sign that said "fresh eggs". I glanced around and saw their hens were in with roosters so I bought a dozen of them. When I got home I cracked one open and as I suspected, it was fertile. One of the eggs were cracked, but I put the other 10 in the incubator.

    I figure I have six that are going to freezer camp, so I am replacing them with 15 from the hatchery, and now how many that might hatch here at home lol...
     
  5. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got five of these:

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    And one lone all black chick:

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  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    #1 RIR or Production red maybe?
    #2 Buff Orpington
    # 3 looks like Silver Laced Wyandotte or a black australorp to me
    # 4 - I have no idea..
     
  7. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    #4 could be a black sex link pullet
     
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  8. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 looks a lot like my RIR chick
     
  9. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they be red and black sex links? I don't think the yellow ones are BO's, I have BO's and none of mine had the chipmunk stripes on the back.
     
  10. AlaskaChicks

    AlaskaChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    awwwww! tooo cute! now i really can't wait to get mine [​IMG]
     

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