ok...so am I the only one that gets a box of chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Newbie chick 30, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Newbie chick 30

    Newbie chick 30 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    I finally got my order of chicks from Mcmurray hatchery and all arrived safe and happy but I can't figure out which breeds are which!! I ordered 26 chicks in about 10 different breeds and I can't figure out 1/2 of them because they look alike. [​IMG] So lame!! So anybody else run into this problem or am I really inept?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Nope nope nope! It is sooo hard to tell! You're not alone! [​IMG]
  3. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    lol, at least you know what breeds are supposed to be in there. I did a surprise special and it took 6 mo to identify all the breeds [​IMG]
  4. tennesseeckn

    tennesseeckn Real or not real?

    Jul 11, 2010
    Knoxville Area
    I happened upon McMurray's youtube channel and it saved me. It has video of their different breeds and list the things to look for in each one. It's awesome.


    Just click "see all" on the right hand side. [​IMG]
  5. Livinwright Farm

    Livinwright Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Carroll County
    I am really suprised that they did not pot labels on each section of the box saying what breed was in each "cubical". They usually do that when you order multiple breeds... unless it is a jumbled suprise like the Ornamental Layer bargain or Top Hat special...
  6. wannabchick

    wannabchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    That would so happen to me

    It's like unmarked roses when they come

    I ordered alot last year

    And specific places I wanted to put climbers..etc

    In our day and age....everything in multis should be marked..lol

    At least you will know soon

    You also get a chance to really test breed personality theory..since you won't know what chicken is what..lol

    So those that are suppose to be the friendliest..you could end up doing the blind study..for all us..lol

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