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My Lavender Silkies are here! With some problems along the way Post #8

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkieluver_07, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I called the PO and said call me as soon as they arrive! I cant wait till they come. My last order came the next day, hopefully this one does too. [​IMG]
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  2. [​IMG] Yay! I've never seen lavenders....they sound beautimus!
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  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Ooooo!!! Ideal has Lavender Silkies?!?! [​IMG] This I must check out! Be sure to post pics as soon as you get them settled in. [​IMG]
  4. Oh yeah--we MUST have pics! LOL
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I am so jealous!!! They sound beautiful [​IMG]
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    I just checked out Ideal's site and looked at the Silkies. The Lavender is the Self Blue, right? Those are sold out until 2009! Congrats on being able to get some! WOW! I put myself on the waiting list for some. [​IMG]
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  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I got an order earlier from them in the year of lavender silkies. Out of 4 I have 3 cockerals and 1 pullet (go figure) lol

    Here's a link to my website for pictures of them, they are 3 1/2 months old:


    Just go the the Photo section and click on the Lavender silkie album [​IMG]
  8. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I don't have any pictures because my camera is dead. [​IMG]

    I got up anxiously this morning and waited for the PO to call. No call. I had to go work at the nursing home I volunteer at this morning, so I went to work. I told my mom to give the PO a call to see if they arrived late for some reason. She said she would.

    She forgot!!

    So I call her at lunch time and say.... "Did you call the PO yet? Did they come?" Whoops, I forgot sorry. So I call the PO and the chicks were there since 6:30 this morning. My mom took off work and got them. [​IMG] I'm glad that they got here in one day so the little extra wait didn't hurt them any.

    I ordered 6 silkies and recieved 6 extra chicks for warmth. I have no clue what breed they are. They are mostly black with some brown and white on them. They have pinkish/yellowish colored legs.

    In a way I'm dissapointed with this shipment of silkies compared to my other lavenders. Out of six chicks, one holds its leg out to the side. (spraddle leg maybe???) The other two have the wrong number of toes, but that is expected with hatchery birds.

    Overall, I am happy with Ideal Hatchery and will be ordering from them again next year!!
  9. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Mooresville, NC
    Congrats! Glad it all worked out. [​IMG] Can't wait to see the little cuties.
  10. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    looks like they have some for hatch dates august 13 and 20

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