Oh dang, I have to wait till October!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Forrest_Flock, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    I thought the chicks would be coming sooner
    but no, I am on hold till October

    right now I am thinking that would not be such a bad idea
    I am hearing many stories of chickens dying in the heat [​IMG]
     
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    It is way to hot to ship anything live. Just last week someone said they got a few adults in that were dead. Better to wait till fall!
     
  3. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    yeah, that is what I was thinking
    I am getting the chicks privately though, through a mate
    so that should be a little better

    I guess shipping conditions would not be first class for the poor things [​IMG]
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Waiting until October is a much better idea. As others have said, its just way to hot to ship them now.
     
  5. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This heat is just insane!
    My Mom said, "the dogs need to come in, it's too hot" Which yes, I agree with her...but I had to be captain smarty pants and say "the horses and the chickens wanna come in too!"
    [​IMG]
    It's been nasty...I really hope it cools down soon....I can't function in this and either can anyone else!
    Someone thought they'd be silly on my facebook the other day when I commented on this heat...she said "You don't have to shovel the heat" Yeah well my pizza cutter tires don't require that I do much shoveling. I'm not hoping for snow by any means! But dang...it's much easier to do something about how cold you are. I am a fan of blankets!
    I know this has nothing to do with your chick chicks!
    I'm sorry, I went off...I've been doing that quite a bit lately!
    I would say it's best that you have to wait...I hate waiting...I'm an impatient person. Instant gratification! [​IMG]
    I hope you receive healthy, happy, adorable birds in October!
    You can feed them pumpkin pie! ^_^ That will get you off on the right foot. [​IMG]
     
  6. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    That's stinks!!! What I ended up doing was going to a local swap and feed store and got them that way...I have no patience to be waiting! lol
     
  7. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Haha
    Miyashi,
    I do not mind ramblers
    Sometimes, although not often, I will tend to ramble myself
    I am glad this house resembles a freezer most of the time
    must be something structural
     
  8. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stone house...steel roof...sauna. [​IMG]
    I'm glad your house is cool!
    Thanks for being understanding of my ramblings! ^_^
     
  9. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    wow yeah [​IMG]
    although I do not mind heat
    it usually means I eat more ice cream than usual [​IMG]

    I think we have insulation
    not sure what it does, but it keeps things cool for a while at least
    probably after the heat gets in it is going to stay in
     
  10. Miyashi

    Miyashi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think they forgot to insulate our roof, I'm pretty sure that's what my Dad said....bunch of empty cavities in this house.
    It's so old the county doesn't have record of when it was built. We just moved here a year ago and we are going slowly on the repairs...they are expensive and extensive! This house is also terribly crooked and we are afraid to change things too much. [​IMG]

    Don't speak of the ice cream! I work at ColdStone and I can't stay away from the crap!
    It's always so tempting!
    [​IMG]
     

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