New Chicks on the Farm! (Lots 'O Pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DuckyBoys, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    I had ordered 25 cuckoo marans from McMurray a few weeks ago and was patiently waiting for them to come this past Monday (they did and are fine!) but last Friday I get an e-mail form the feed store - they have chicks, chicks, and more chicks! [​IMG]

    What do they expect a girl to do when she is confronted with such a tempting offer? So I went and bought 12! [​IMG]
    4 Ameracaunas
    3 Buff Orphingtons
    2 Black Australorps (I got an extra Ameracauna by mistake, but oh well those guys are adorable!)
    3 Silver Laced Wyandottes

    I did lose 2 marans since they arrived on Monday - 1 during shipping and 1 this morning but all in all 2 losses out of 27 is pretty good, besides, that makes up for the free rare chick (which I think was a maran anyway) and the extra they threw in.

    So now I have 37 little chickie-poos running around in my barn! YAY!

    All the feed store guys are below in the temporary brooder I made as I was waiting for the others to come:
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    This is my barn brooder after I cleaned it up - was soooo gross from last year's goslings and ducklings!
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    And tada! All the little boogers running around like crazy! It has been FREEZING here overnight (of course, only after I order chicks) and I had to put three heat lamps in the brooder and lower them a bit - but all those little guys have survived 10 degrees F overnight all week. The brooder seems to be working well at keeping the heat in, so I am thankful. [​IMG]

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    I can most definately see between 3-5 maran roosters - but we'll have to wait and see. They were st. run.
     
  2. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 9, 2008
    TX baby!
    Very cute kids [​IMG]
     
  3. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Thanks, I can't wait to see them all feathered out...so impatient - so impatient!
     

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