My mixed bag order from Mccmurray

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dzwina, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Dzwina

    Dzwina Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2011
    Hi all, I am new here but have been reading the forum for about two years. And in that time I have gone chicken crazy (fits in well with horse crazy I think!). I have already placed a May order with Mccmurray, which I put alot of time into! (way to much really lol) But now I am wondering how this mix of birds will do together.
    I know some of the birds are a bit on the 'wild' side and some are lap chickens. But the Fayoumis Capines are the ones I really want. I feel in love with the ones I saw.
    I have a large coop that could hold up to 40 birds, with about 25 nest boxs (there where more but I trashed a few). There run is big enough for two horses and also have a round bale ( Sorry ponies your down a feild), Think things will work out? I could always make a smaller coop.........and get more chickens! [​IMG]
    oh and I'm I going to get extra chicks with a order this size, not counting the random 'rare' chick?
    Thank you!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Never had chickens so hopefully someone else can answer that. As for your order some hatcheries will send a bunch of extra roos for "warmth". This is just something to be plan for the possibility of.
  3. Dzwina

    Dzwina Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2011
    [​IMG] I dont mind if I get a couple roo's of the breeds I asked for. Its random extras, off to my dads freezer I guess.
  4. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    Actually, in the spring you probably won't see a bunch of extras with an order than size from MM.
    Yeah, I would say you got some flighty ones coming, but your variety is going to be beautiful
    Good luck.
    If you have done your homework on how much space you need, have planned for everything required, then dive in and have fun!
    Just be careful if you get bit by the hatching bug, it becomes addictive really fast.
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    I sounds like you've really thought this out! Good job, I have never had the campines or the Egyption fay. before but the other I have and they should all get along if there raised together. A couple of things about the breeds that I do know.
    Speckled Sussex are very sweet, smart, and very inventive to get what they want, Easy to handle in fact mine are momma's girls, but very capable of looking after themselves. (my personal fav.)
    Salmon Fav. the girls are super sweet, but tend to get pecked on or be low girls on the pecking order. My two roos are well behaved but not as cuddly as the girls. More skiddish than anything.
    Silkies, I have some that are super sweet and love to be held , then there are some that like to be the boss, mostly my white hens for some reason they are just plain bossy and they got that way after they each raised a brood of babies.??
    And the EE's Love em, they can be anything all of them have different personality's mostly sweet. And I love the variety.

    I think your gonna do great!! Have a blast and enjoy them!! [​IMG] Sandy

    Oops, left out the Black SL they are very nice, selfsuffient, nice personality's and they lay tons of very nice brown eggs always a plus! and pretty to boot! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011

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