OMG...I'm going to go crazy! What ELSE could possibly happen!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4H kids and mom, May 2, 2007.

  1. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    You are never going to believe this! I dont even believe it! I'm mad and happy at the same time!

    Anywho, so I'm outside with the big chicks, peekin in the window at the little chicks when the phone (I always take the cordless out with me) rings. Guess Who? The *&^ &^%$ freakin hatchery! [​IMG]

    So I answer it and the lady who I now know on a first name basis, is laughing and she says "You had better sit down for this one!" I'm outside, so I sigh and just say "OK"

    She first appologizes and asks how the new chicks are doing. I say "everything is fine why?" and she tells me again about the new girl they have helping out. I tell her I remember her telling me that, and she tells me I can expect ANOTHER box of chicks TOMORROW. :|

    "What?!" I say, "No, I cant possibly handle more!" she sort of laughs and appologizes at the same time and says "Well, unfortunately they are already in the mail so they are coming to you either way!" Now I'm laughing! "How did this happen?" I ask her. She tells me that normally they fill orders with the Tuesday hatches. I had had to wait for a Thursday hatch because they didnt have enough Cornish on Tuesday. Well, appearantly, their new helper saw my order form still sitting in the pile yesterday and went ahead and filled it (AGAIN) and mailed it out! I have ANOTHER 15 Cornish and 15 mixed pullets coming. They will be here tomorrow morning. The good news? They aren't charging me a dime for them since it was their mistake! lmao [​IMG]

    OM goodness guys! What am I going to do!? I simply can not keep this many hens! With the 10 that came first, then the 20 (15 plus extras) and then these (if they sent another 20) thats like FIFTY pullets! Plus another 15 Cornish is 30 Cornish! Holy crap! Thats EIGHTY chicks! HELP! lol I have to say tho, secretly I am loving all this good fortune!
  2. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen In the Brooder

    Mar 26, 2007
    Stamford, CT
    Wow, I would go out of my mind if that happened to me!! Do you have enough space for 80 chicks?? I would help you out but I live in Connecticut...
    [​IMG] Good luck raising/selling your babies.
  3. You really are the chicken mama aren't you? The broilers you can use for meat, the chicks you will love and have to give away. What about a 4h group, advertise at your feed store about free chicks, better yet maybe the feedstore could take some off of you and sell them for you. It won't hurt to ask.
    You could seriously be in the egg business!
    Last edited: May 2, 2007
  4. edbama2

    edbama2 Songster

    Feb 6, 2007
    Slocomb, Alabama
    Advertise through your feedstore for the feed store benefit. Free so many chics with purchase of 50# bag of chic starter. i bought 3 today nad that is why i just got 30 free chics. lol [​IMG]
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I bet ChickenDuck will love all those women!! [​IMG]
  6. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    That is SUCH a great story!

    I can totally see being amazed, shocked, happy, and scared all at the same time!
  7. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    I bet ChickenDuck will love all those women!!

    Well, at least my roo to hen ratio would be better lol [​IMG] He is already very protective of the chicks we have in the pens now. He sleeps near it and goes after either of the other boys if they get too close.

    I'm gonna try to sell a few (to help pay some of the feed I bought lol) and then see what I end up with. I'll most likely give some freebies away. We're in 4h, so I'll call around the members and see if anyone wants a few pullets lol

    EDIT....Just got off the phone with someone in our 4h who has chickens, but also happens to have the sweetest, tiniest lil goats I ever did see! She has too many "bottle babies" right now to have time for and told me she'd happily take some extra pullets if I take a baby or two off her hands! lol DH will LOVE this one! Hope I can talk him into it!​
  8. I didn't do it

    I didn't do it In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    lol to funny I wish I was in your shoes right now.
  9. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    send em on to me:D
  10. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    Hmmmmmmmm.......I see a coop expansion in your future! LOL You're going to be one busy mama!

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