Our farm reputation procedes us

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SmartyChick, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    Ok, so last week my dad got an e-mail from a total stranger asking us to take some baby chicks that they hatched because "I heard you have a farm". [​IMG] Apparently, this city slicker bought 12 fertile eggs and rented an incubator from a farmer as a birthday present for his 2 year old daughter and now that the chicks hatched and the fun was over he needed to get rid of them. [​IMG]:he So now we have 9 chicks that I have no idea how old they are or what breed they are and that I don't really want. [​IMG] My guess is that they are about 2 weeks old.
    Here are the pics, any idea on what breeds?




  2. FeatheredFeline

    FeatheredFeline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    Northwest Washington
    The bunch in the last pic look like leghorns. But I'm just taking a shot at it.
    And that 'city slicker' deserves a smack I say!
  3. tamberlin

    tamberlin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Framingham MA
    Your Dad is a good man for taking them in. They are very pretty chicks, esp. the first two.
  4. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    tamberlin- Yes! My dad us a very good man, he would never turn anyone away. [​IMG]

    Oh, I hope they aren't leghorns....they seem like very nice chicks, not at all flighty.
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Very interesting that a "city slicker" with no chicken experience came up with a 75% hatch rate.[​IMG]
  6. FoodKillah

    FoodKillah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    Mediterranean Sea
    Quote:lol, that incubator must have been a good one

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