New and Getting Chicks Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 3sacrowd, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. 3sacrowd

    3sacrowd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    We are new to the chicken groups and are just getting our first babies tomorrow. We are getting three polish (two for a friend), then on Wednesday we will get an Ameraucauna, a Buff Orpington, and a Barred Rock, on Thursday we are getting a Buckeye and a Black Copper Maran. Is anyone willing to comment on whether or not these breeds will be happy together? The chicks are spaced out because we are getting them from different sources. We found a breeder for Polish, a grange for the Wednesday group, and a breeder for the Buckeye and the Black Copper Maran.

    Any wisdom you can share is very much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Kandi

    Mom to 3 kids and one fish.... Chicks on the way!
     
  2. backyardfarmer83

    backyardfarmer83 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Kansas!!

    I'm pretty new at this, too, so I can't really offer advice. Good luck, though!!!
     
  3. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have a nice of selection of chicks! I haven't raised them, but I have heard the Polish need a little bit more care (their head feathers may attract unwanted attention from the others, etc.). Your breeder can help you with this or a Polish breeder may comment on this forum. The rest should all have nice temperaments and make for a happy flock. Enjoy your chicks and welcome! [​IMG]
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    N&MSchroeder :

    I think you have a nice of selection of chicks! I haven't raised them, but I have heard the Polish need a little bit more care (their head feathers may attract unwanted attention from the others, etc.). Your breeder can help you with this or a Polish breeder may comment on this forum. The rest should all have nice temperaments and make for a happy flock. Enjoy your chicks and welcome! [​IMG]

    Agreed! I have to separate my polish from the rest of my flock. Apparently, they don't understand their crests. Anyway, the others look to make a nice smelting pot of breeds!​
     
  5. 3sacrowd

    3sacrowd Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! We got our first Polish this morning. She is named Pearl and we are just smitten with her. Tomorrow we will be getting the Buff Orpington, the Barred Rock, and the Ameraucauna. My daughter says it's awesome having chickens. Now she won't get bored and lonely. [​IMG]

    Kandi
     
  6. CrockpotsMama

    CrockpotsMama Out Of The Brooder

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    My children and I have learned that it is never boring with chickens around!
     

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