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Ordered my chicks! And, ummmmm, I think I have a chicken problem...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EricaD, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. EricaD

    EricaD Songster

    Mar 28, 2012
    So I just ordered my chicks from Meyer! I'm nervous about mail order and hatchery chicks, but have decided to give it a go. I scheduled them for early August delivery, because we're taking a long trip in July. Between now and then we'll be building the coop!

    I ordered:

    A Welsummer, a Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, a White Leghorn, a Golden Laced Wyandotte, a Barred Rock, an EE and an EE Roo.

    I also wanted a Buff Brahma, but they don't have one available for this ship date, so I'll try to find one elsewhere. I'd also like to add some nice breeder quality Silkies, a BC Marans and a Salmon Faverolles eventually!

    I've gone chicken crazy!

    Seriously. I think I have an addiction beginning. I'm contemplating having a few acres of our property cleared this summer so that I can expand into more chickens and goats, lol. We're on 5 acres, but most was left as woods when we built our house. I'm going to need an area for active chickens, another area for the retired hens, and yet another for ornery roos...

    LOL, I can see that I'll soon have a chicken problem...

  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

    Jan 12, 2012
    Don't get too addicted! I can't go for vacation unless someone stays home to take care of all the 24 chickens! Make sure you have the time and money also. If chickens get to crowded a disease could break, or they have a higher chance of getting Coccidia or worms. [​IMG]
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Enjoy your chickens. I'm sure you're going to have a lot of fun. :lol: At least you guys made the smart choice, ordering your chicks for after you get back from holiday... we dumbly bought some just a week before we were going away for three weeks, and as a result the chicks pretty much had to spend all that time in their little brooder. :lol: They grew pretty fat.

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