Oops... "accidentally" ordered chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DCS, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 26, 2008
    I haven't been around in some time - my flock has been pretty stable for some time, but a raccoon or possum got into the coop last spring and took out 5 of my layers and my big, somewhat nice roo. So... I only have 3 dominiques, 1 australorp, 1 NH red and 1 red sexlink left. Since they're going on 3, the laying is starting to drop off (the sun hasn't helped).

    I hadn't really planned on ordering chicks this fall, but...
    Darn you Murray McMurray! Darn you and your enticing website!

    I really missed my EEs - the raccoon got my last girl. Sigh. And I really wanted to try some BOs.

    So I am expecting a shipment the week of Nov 14th. Being in Central Florida, it's safer to ship when it isn't so darn hot.
    Still, it doesn't get terribly cold here, so I have just partitioned off part of the coop with a lamp and chick food in the past. Guess it's time to start getting it set up again! Woo hoo! Besides, once I can acclimate them to the rest of the flock, mama turkey "roosts" on the ground. (A huge BBB that I didn't have the heart to butcher last year. And she grew on me, and lays, and has a pretty much permanent stay of execution.)
    And I think she'll tolerate chickies snuggling up if they need any warmth.

    I just needed to share with other chicken people. [​IMG]
    I'm getting:
    5 EE pullets
    2 EE roos (I have NO roos right now - hoping for a nice one!)
    2 Barred Rocks pullets
    3 Buff Orpington pullets
    3 New Hampshires
    2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, and
    8 Cornish X because I really don't need 25 hens! I just have to remember not to let them get so darn big this time! They don't fit in my crockpot when they dress at 10 lbs!
    I love chicks!
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    That's quite the "accident." [​IMG]
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your "accident" sounds a lot like chicken math! [​IMG]
  4. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    Central PA
    I literally laughed out loud when I read your topic! [​IMG] I love those kinds of accidents!
  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I hope you enjoy your accidents. That sounds weird....
  6. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    I was thinking that darn chicken math too... hahhah... see closed doors = open doors..

    good luck )O(
  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2011
    Your computer must be broken to order different amounts of different breeds. [​IMG]
  8. Bullet

    Bullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2009
    Mt. Pleasant
    I love accidents like that unfourtnately my husband caught on... and forbid me to do it anymore lol!! Good luck with new babies!!! [​IMG]
  9. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2010
    My house :]
    so you are basicly only getting 9 [​IMG] chicken math every breed you have only counts as one for example
    say you had:
    5 EE's
    1Rohde island red
    10 Barred Rocks

    that ='s 4 chickens [​IMG]
  10. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    Quote:Do Silkies even count as chickens? Make that 3. [​IMG]

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