OMG I need help...I have lost my mind

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by addicted2chicks, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    Oops, this got long, sorry.

    So my guineas came in this morning. I picked them up at the post office and brought them home and got them settled in the brooder. They were tired and pretty much all passed out. They were cute.
    Then we ran into town to do a few errands and to get some feed from TSC. Do you know where this is going? lol Well I thought they were getting their chicks in on monday so I thought hopefully they are mostly sold. We walk into TSC and I look at DH and say Uh oh. He says what? I said do you hear that? Yeah. I said sounds like chicks. Ok so what I should of done is gone and got my feed and just stayed away. NO I was like a bee making a bee line straight to the chicks, nothing was stopping me. I get back there and there is still shipping boxes with chicks in them but some brooders were set up with some chicks too. I start looking in the brooders, I see ducks, don't want, I see Buff Orpingtons, I have enough of those. So here I am thinking ok I am doing good. I look over at a shipping box that has comets written on it, I think well I don't know what a comet is so that is good because I don't need that. I almost picked the box of comets up to look under at the other shipping boxes but thought it was safer to just assume all were comets, although I am sure they weren't. Ok next brooder, Cornish Rocks, nope don't need those. Ok doing good. Next brooder, OMG bantams. Nooo not those. I just sat there and looked at them. The lady comes by and asked if we needed help and I said I don't think so. Thinking DH is absolutely going to say we have enough at home. Lady grabs a box and sets it down and says in case you need that. I looked at DH and said I could of walked out of here without getting anything but these bantams, ummm.... I just don't know if I can do it. He says how many do you want? I said well the sign says I must get a minimum of 6 so it would have to be at least that. He says get 12. My mouth about hit the floor. The lady asked me if I wanted any of wanted to pick them, so of course I picked them myself. It of course was assorted straight run bantams. So i tried to grab a variety and made sure to get at least one of each, some I got more. I have absolutely no idea what I got so I need help.

    This little guy or girl just fell asleep in my hand on the way home

    I am not sure if this one is the same as the one above, it has more brown on the head.

    I have 2 of these, they are yellowish.

    I got I think 4 of these, they have feathered legs

    I got 4 of these, they have the chipmunk looking backs

    Now I just have to hope I got more pullets then cockerels. But oh well, I love them anyways. I have never seen a bantam in person so I was so excited and couldn't believe how tiny they were. They will be spoiled rotten.
  2. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    you should have told the lady to go hid the bantams
  3. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I did that too, now I go to the feed stores that don't carry them.

    But darn the incubator! It keeps hatching more. [​IMG]

    Congratulations! They sure are cute!
  4. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    I'm glad I havent made a trip to TSC yet [​IMG] I will go to the feed store near my house, and hope they don't have any chicks.... [​IMG] I know my DH will probably be much like yours, and say how many you want?? Especially since my Bday is coming up 12 days [​IMG]

    They are so tiny, so hard to resist...

  5. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    Ok, so I am looking at baby chick breed pictures. Is the chipmunk backs barnevelder?
    Are the feather legs Brahma's?
  6. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    Yeah, I think the one with the feathered legs is Brahma...

  7. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Quote:I have the same problem!! LOL!! Plus the girls keep going broody!! [​IMG]
    AddictedtoChicks....Congrats on your chicks they are so cute!!
  8. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Oh they are adorable!!!

    Trips to TSC is how I've somehow ended up with 30 bantams [​IMG][​IMG]
  9. Lairvine

    Lairvine Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    The Original Downeast NC
    The chick in the last pic looks like a Silver Duckwing(if silverish colored) or a Black Breasted Red(if brownish) Old English Game Bantam. I think you may have some bantam Cochins also. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    The first chick is a Golden Sebright.

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