New Chicken Dude in central NH

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by callsign222, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. callsign222

    callsign222 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2011

    After years of speculating, and months of waiting, I just got my first chickens-- 3 Silver and 3 Golden Laced Wyandottes!!!

    I am very excited. One of my best friends has chickens (half meat, half layers), and he loves them, and he motivated me to screw the circumstances and the timing, and just do it already.

    I am keeping my birds as layers and "pets."

    Admittedly, I'm a little nervous about Marek's, I ordered them through a reputable local farm store (who gets them from McMurray), but they don't get the birds vaccinated for Marek's because some people don't want them vaccinated, so they just order all unvaccinated birds. Personally, I'd rather they did it the other way around, and if someone wanted an un-vaccinated bird, order them yourself but that's not how this place works. Spending $60+ on a mail-order vaccine now for just 6 birds post-delivery seems excessive, and I'm not going to do it. Keep my fingers crossed I guess.

    Regardless, I'm excited!!! Beautiful chicks, full of pep and vinegar and perfect for our cold NH winters. Bring on the passion!

    Great forum here, I've been doing pre-purchase research for a while now.

    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
    [​IMG] from Kansas none of my birds except one have been vaccinated I did not know until later about that. The one that was came from another byc member. I do worry but will cross that bridge if it comes.
  3. TajMaChicken

    TajMaChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    Hernando, MS
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from North MS!
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. I haven't vaccinated any of my birds either. [​IMG]
  5. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Hi [​IMG] Nice to meet you. [​IMG] from Ocala, FL.
  6. emryst

    emryst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    [​IMG] from Wisco!!!

    Hmmm we used to get ours from McMurray and we would have them vaccinated but now we have 2nd and 3rd generation and they are all doing fine. We have even mixed in turkeys at one point and everything has been fine.

    Hope all goes well with your new chicks!
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  9. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    San Pablo, CA
    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG]
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]

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