New chicks should be in tomorow leavem at the store for a few days ???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggscrement, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. eggscrement

    eggscrement In the Brooder

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    we are getting chicks from agway they should be in tomorow . my wife wants me to leavem in the store for a few days in case one croaks .
    my theory is to pic the best looking ones before they are picked over . we have our brooder all set temp is 95 under the light got starter food
    what should i do ? is wifey right again ?
     

  2. WalkerH

    WalkerH Songster

    Chances are you leave them for a few days then there won't be many left. I know TSC around here sells out in a matter of days. Especially since it is near the end they are selling out in about a day.
     
  3. eggscrement

    eggscrement In the Brooder

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    this particular agway wont sell them to you unless you ordered them which we did 3 rhode island reds and 3 colombian rocks
    weve never had chickens before so its all new thanks
     
  4. gertiie

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    I say get them and keep the wifey away from them for a few days [​IMG]
     
  5. WalkerH

    WalkerH Songster

    I would still say you are better off getting them now before people who have chickens have their hands all over them, never no with diseases.
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011
  6. KFox

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    I agree with selling out. I went down the day mine were delivered and I didn't have many to choose from. I wish I had gone that morning instead of running errands first.
     
  7. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:No! She's not right, you are. Go get your babies , they're waiting for you to rescue them!!!
     

  8. I made sure I was one of the first customers on the first day of Chick Days at TSC, just so my chicks wouldn't be in that environment any longer than a couple of hours. I wanted them under my care as soon as possible. I think they will thrive better if they are where they will live out their life as soon as you can get them home. This time wifey is wrong.
     
  9. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chirping

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    Get your babies!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. I-Have-Happy-Hens

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    Get them a soon as you can our first five (our big girls) we got them on day 5 and they were really skiddish and ran away I think it was because they were handeld wrong [​IMG] dropped [​IMG] chased [​IMG] and hurt [​IMG] I hate it when parents just let their kids do it but thats what happens to them during their chick days its sad [​IMG]

    GET THEM AS SOON AS YOU CAN!
     

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