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New chicks today - Meyer's Brown egg layer assortment

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ben&momschicks, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. ben&momschicks

    ben&momschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my new chicks. I was really worried, as they had been shipped Tuesday and I didn't think it would take three days to get here. Everyone was fine. I heard their peeping as soon as I walk through the post office door.
    What a happy day!
     
  2. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats. on your new babies and welcome to BYC.

    I have been wanting to order the brown egg layer assortment for a while now, but have been afraid that I would end up with a bunch of naked necks, so I haven't done so yet. I know that alot of people like the naked necks, but I really do not like them at all.

    I am glad that all arrived safely.

    Dorothy
     
  3. ben&momschicks

    ben&momschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the welcome. We didn't get any naked necks. My 13 year old son, the one who has begged for chickens for five years, thinks they are cute. I could tolerate them and would probably soon love them. They're just not something I would order on purpose.
     
  4. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute chicks, I ordered that exact same order from Meyer and mine are being shipped on 27th. Do you know what breeds you got? I am so excited!
     
  5. ben&momschicks

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    Momma's Chickens, I'm not completely sure. I see some silver laced wyandottes, some buffs that I hope are orps, maybe some black sex links, some barred rocks and some yellow ones with dark highlights I'm not sure about. When they get a little bigger, I'll know.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    ben&momschicks :

    Thanks for the welcome. We didn't get any naked necks. My 13 year old son, the one who has begged for chickens for five years, thinks they are cute. I could tolerate them and would probably soon love them. They're just not something I would order on purpose.

    Oh you are missing out on the best comedy out there. Our turken, Pot Pie, is a buff colored bird with a pink neck and big black eyes. She all of 10 ounces in weight and lays a perfect egg every single day. She is a juvenile delinquent and the funniest thing on this planet to watch. We have 8 week old chicks that are the same size as her.

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    She is quickly turning in to our favorite. She has the greatest disposition, even when she is on the nest to lay. Very friendly and a bully to the hens that are 3 times her size.​
     
  7. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
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    Thanks for answering! [​IMG] When I get mine I will post a pic and we can compare our assortment. Happy chick watching!
     
  8. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute & I have to say....that turken is, too! Pot Pie is a perfect name. [​IMG]
     
  9. ben&momschicks

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    Pot Pie is precious. Maybe I will have to look into getting a couple of naked necks next year. I wonder if their necks get cold.

    Karen
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Our first hatchery order was the Pullet Pack from Meyers. It was great and we
    still have some of them and even have some of their kids.

    Good luck!
     

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