Now what?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NHN, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. NHN

    NHN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered 5 Buff Brahma hens from Ideal and I have to say. Excellent customer service they have. However. now I have 16 packing roo chicks. What in the world am I going to do with them???
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try putting them up on CL or if you have the room and inclination grow them out and put them in your freezer. [​IMG]

    That's a lot of extra mouths to feed!
     
  3. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or you could send them to me and I'll put them through freezer camp, you don't get them back though [​IMG] Seriously though, you can order just 5? Did you have to pay for the other 16?
     
  4. NHN

    NHN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have them on CL right now. Yes I paid for 5 and the rest are packed in for warmth.

    Darn they are cute. I highly recommend Ideal Poultry.

    I don't eat meat so I cannot raise them for meat but I am not opposed to someone else taking them to raise them for meat as long as they do it humanely. We shall see what transpires. I have had a few inquiries but from people who don't read the ad. Everyone wants to know how big are my chickens. Are they laying yet? The ad clearly states chicks.
     
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal does take small orders. They do have a minimum fee for small orders. With small orders you do have a better chance of getting packing peanuts. I love Ideal and the customer service you get from them.
    Good Luck
     
  6. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't you have any schools in your area that would like to have classroom chicks to watch grow??? Not many teachers turn down a freebie -- just tell them they can do whatever they want, raffle them off, send them to a friendly farmer, whatever, when they finish with them...
     
  7. figsonwheels

    figsonwheels Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a great idea! A friend of ours gave a chick to a classroom to borrow for a few weeks and all the other teachers loved it, so they've adopted him and passed him around class to class. He now has an outdoor playground all his own. About Christmas time, it will be 20 weeks and will find his way to the freezer and the school will get another chick. It's a win-win for everyone (although the kids won't be told about what happens to the first chick).
     

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