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My new chicks are here!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by college town chick, May 7, 2009.

  1. college town chick

    college town chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm now the proud first time owner of my very own flock of chicks!

    They were shipped out yesterday, and arrived to day -- all, knock wood, very perky and apperantly healthy. A couple of them went straight to the feeder and began eating as soon as I put them in the brooder box, and it only took dipping a couple's beaks in the water before they were all drinking away.

    Knock wood, so far so good:D
     
  2. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats how many did you get
     
  3. college town chick

    college town chick Out Of The Brooder

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    26, but it's a mixed order -- a couple of other folks are taking about 10 of them. I really only wanted 10 - 12 chicks, but ordered a few extra because of mortality. Looks like I may wind up with more of them than I bargained for (and my daughter signed up to be a home for some of the chicks from their hatching experiment! I may wind up with 30 chicks before long!). Maybe one of the other people would care for a few extras!

    I got:
    Barred Rock
    Australorpe
    BO
    EE
    Delaware
    Speckled Sussex
    Welsummer
    Salmon Faverolle

    I'm getting thanks to dear daughter:
    Barred Rock
    RIR
    Leghorn??? (some of the chicks at school she said are a really light yellow with some black flecks on them -- I'm wondering if those are Leghorns)
     

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