Pictures of new chicks from MPC, PIC HEAVY!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickadee28, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Chickadee28

    Chickadee28 Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Western IL
    Just opened the box

    DS loves the chicks!

    The brooder before they went in

    Getting settled in


    Cuckoo Marans

    2 silkies

    Pancho with the Buff Orp

    NN in front with the red sex link
  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    So Cute. Congrats.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The big "chickie" in the second picture is the cutest!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  4. Chickaroo!

    Chickaroo! Songster

    Dec 27, 2007
    Love the pic of the chick and dog! Is the other pic your son? Don't know which is cuter...the chicks or him!![​IMG]
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Awwww so sweet - the dog looks a little surprised! [​IMG]
    (how can SO much noise come out of something so small?)
  6. Rick

    Rick In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2008
    Snohomish, WA
    From what I count, it looks like you were shipped 10 chicks? Is this correct?

    When I was checking in to placing an order, it seemed like everyone required 25 chicks minimum. Did the place you order offer anything other than the "buff" Orpington?

  7. Chickadee28

    Chickadee28 Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Western IL
    Quote:I ordered 8 and received 9, they sent and extra cuckoo maran. My Pet Chicken only requires that you order 3 chicks. You can order directly through Meyer hatchery as well. I am not sure if they have any other colors of the Orpingtons available.
  8. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC

    I got my 5 from my pet chickens last week, I think they only sell buff.

    Goodluck! [​IMG]
  9. seafood

    seafood Songster

    Feb 12, 2008

    Some places have a minimum order of 25. A few will ship you as few as you want but will charge you a bit extra for things like expidited shipping and a heating pack to ensure as best as possible safe delivery.

    My Pet Chicken, Meyers Hatchery, and I think Privett have small order shipping.

    My Pet Chicken as mentioned gets their chicks from Meyers and from what I can tell tacks on an additional few bucks for their profit. (I havent yet figured out the advantage to MYC vs. Meyers)????

    I just ordered 9 chicks from Meyers. Will more than likely get 10.

    The chicks cost about $25 bucks and the shipping and heating stuff another $25. No doubt it is pricey but for me to be able to select which breed I want, get pullets only, and have them delivered when I want it is worth it.

    If the local feed stores were getting their orders sooner I would just order through them but I cant wait till April.
  10. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008

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