NE OK Atwood's - chick schedule

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CityClucks, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Hope someone besides me finds the following info useful: For those of us in the Tulsa area - I talked to the Atwoods in Sand Springs, Broken Arrow and Sapulpa about their baby chicks - here is what I learned:

    Broken Arrow Atwood's - expect first order of chicks in next Friday (2/13). The employee I talked to didn't know if they would get a list of breeds, but knew they get them from a hatchery in TX (Ideal).

    Sand Springs Atwood's - expecting chicks next week. Couldn't give me any other info.

    Sapulpa Atwood's - expecting first chicks from Ideal "around Valentine's Day" and the hatchery will send a list of the breeds included as well as separate them by sex (pullets will be banded).

    Farmer's Feed store in Sapulpa - I stopped in and learned that they are not planning to carry baby chicks this year - apparently they got them from someone locally who is not providing chicks this year (due to health reasons of the local provider).
     
  2. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Oooh! Thanks for posting this! I was at Sapulpa Atwood's yesterday. They said they were getting them "soon". I can't wait til next week! [​IMG]

    Shelly
     
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Glad I'm not the only person who's been stalking the feed stores!
     
  4. Jack T.

    Jack T. Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 28, 2008
    Central Oklahoma
    Thank you! Surely the Stillwater/Cushing locations will get their birds around the same time!. [​IMG]

    We lect Easter Eggers of our McMurray order because the stuff we got from Atwood's last year turned out pretty good. . .
     
  5. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Now I've been scouring the catalogs trying to have a clue as to what I'll be looking at when I get there! LOL! Anyone want to go with me and help me find EE's and Buff Orps? [​IMG]

    Shelly
     
  6. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    That is my dilemma, too! I have a list of breeds I want, and I'm glad Ideal will send a list of what's in the shipment to the stores, now I just need to look at lots of peep pics know how to ID what's what!

    I want RIR, buff orps, australorps, and barred rocks. I know the barred rocks typically are black with a yellow spot on top of their heads, but I don't know what the others look like at 2-3 days old.
     
  7. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I've got my Meyer catalog and I think I might take it with me. [​IMG] They show real pictures of the chicks, not drawings. There might be some that aren't in the catalog, but the ones I am looking for, are. If you have that catalog, I'd take it with you. I checked, and it looks like Ideal doesn't print a hard copy catalog. It's only online. [​IMG]

    Shelly
     
  8. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Thanks Shelly - that is a great idea!
     
  9. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Glad you think I'm not crazy! LOL! I was trying to remember what the buffs look like, and without having them there to compare, they look like white leghorns to me! LOL! And half a dozen other light colored breeds! [​IMG]

    Hey-if I see someone getting chicks with a Meyer catalog, I'll know it's you! [​IMG]

    Shelly
     
  10. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    So what did you end up getting? I just got up there yesterday. We've been in the middle of a move last week, and then DS was in the hospital and got out Monday. So...I went up to Sapulpa Atwoods and they were out of everything but bantams.

    Then, I went to BA, and got 4 that I think are BO, 1 red (leghorn or rhodie??) 2 chipmunk ones (dark cornish?-I don't know what else looks like those), a buff with brown specks (no idea!) and a black one that I think is a barred rock. I know I got 4 pullets from the bin, and 5 heavy asst. The pullets are the 3 bo, and the buff with brown. I think the red is a roo, he is the one that stands guard and his comb is turning slightly pink. I also think the little black one is a roo. His comb is more defined than the others. The red one and the other BO were from the first order, so they are probably close to 2 weeks. I am pretty sure that BO is a pullet.

    Last night was their first night in a brooder in the new barn, so I am anxious to see how they did! As soon as DD gets up we are going out there!

    Let me know what you got!

    Shelly
     

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