OH, I'M GONNA BE IN TROUBLE!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dumblond, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. dumblond

    dumblond Out Of The Brooder

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    I PLACED AN ORDER THE OTHER DAY FOR SOME NEW CHICKS. DH SAID NOT TO ORDER THE USUAL MINIMUM OF 25 THAT IS REQUIRED BY MOST HATCHERIES, JUST GET A FEW MORE. HE WAS THINKING A HANDFUL. DOES ANYONE ELSE AGREE THAT 12 IS A HANDFUL? I ALSO ORDERED 12 SO THEY WOULD THROW IN THE ROOSTERS. IS THAT WRONG?[​IMG]
     
  2. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Well you ordered 5 and they threw in the rest for warmth right? [​IMG]
     
  3. dumblond

    dumblond Out Of The Brooder

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    THAT'S THE STORY I'VE COME UP WITH, AND I'M STICKING TO IT!
     
  4. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Kelli I finaly found you did you get your letter for secret swap?
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    That's the problem with most of these hatcheries, they make you ordered 25 birds even if you only want a few. I guess I can understand needing birds for warmth if ordered during your cold months but not during the summer months. I had to order 25 meat birds. When they arrived I didn't even have to run a heat lamp because the garage was so hot. At least I thought so, the chicks were loving it. But at least we can eat these birds.
    Just like now, I would like to find a barred rock bantam cochin pullet to go with the cockerel that I hatched this year. He is a beauty. I don't want to order a slew of birds trying to get the one I want. I keep checking to see if anyone in Ohio that raises cochins might be selling what I am looking for.
    Good Luck with your story! And stick to it!
     
  6. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Yeah the 25 limit is CRAZY right now - and even other hatcheries who want to charge for a heating pad to send any less.

    My 8 arrived today, I was in a panic that I would get a boat load of Roo's - but nope they only sent my 8 (I had ordered 9 but they shorted me one) they were totally fine, full of bounce when they arrive, they finally went to sleep when the room got dark at around 8:30 and still no heat source and they're fine - its close to 90 in the room. I was thinking of making them a little nest of sorts, but they seem just fine.
     
  7. dumblond

    dumblond Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, Britt did you get my email?[​IMG]
     
  8. dumblond

    dumblond Out Of The Brooder

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    DH doesn't want the roos, but my 94 year old neighbor wants to hear one in the mornings (so do I) and at 94, I think she deserves it. after all her and her husband gave my DH his first bicycle. See..... it's a win-win situation.

    (I know I'll hear them more then in the morning.)
     
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  9. CutestChickenFarmer

    CutestChickenFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, you're lucky enough to have a neighbor who WANTS to hear a rooster crowing? Heck, I'm doing my best to keep my chickens HIDDEN from the neighbors. I think the cat will be out of the bag, though, when they get some heft and are able to free-range. [​IMG]
     
  10. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    Yes, I got your E-mail, now did you get the 3 that I sent LOL. I needed to correct myself that many times beause I forgot to look before I send I need to get an automatic "SP" one of these days. [​IMG]

    (I guess knocking my head on the wall dont help, it will just make me stupider)
     
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