new member in Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by callie&co., Jan 17, 2010.

  1. callie&co.

    callie&co. Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! This is my first experience with chickens. My husband decided he wanted chicken for his birthday (we have been discussing getting them for a while). Well, I ordered them and they were mailed right about the time our deep freeze was ending. Unfortunately they got chilled or something but they all died and i'm not sure if there was something i did wrong. I'm a little bit scared to try again. Is it normal to loose chicks like that (i ordered 5 but they were shipped with a bunch of boys)? Can anyone give me advice?
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Hi Callie [​IMG] Did you have a heat light on them or free from drafts? It was most likely the cold that killed them tho...There are quite a few ppl here from Louisiana...if you are looking into getting more chicks...maybe someone could help ya out....

    Oh, the roos were in there to help keep the others warm...
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    I am sorry to hear of your loss. It can happen if they get too cold. Did they huddle a lot? Try not to be discouraged. If it is any consolation when we first started years ago we lost our first 200 broilers because of mistakes we made. Try again in the spring when it is warmer.
    Glad you joined here.
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    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  5. SPRING CREEK FARM

    SPRING CREEK FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Tennessee! Yes, try again in the spring when it is warmer and you should have better results!! [​IMG]
     
  6. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:agreed!

    And [​IMG] from Washington!

    You're gonna love it here!
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] from Pride, La.

    Hope you have better luck with your next ones!! [​IMG]

    Missi
     
  9. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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