Recieved my meat birds from Ideal

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Trollkiller, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal mailed my 15 birds on the 19th, we received them on the 20th. They were all healthy and cute.

    They better ugly up soon or I won't be able to kill them.
     
  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ack you used the C word with meat birds [​IMG]
     
  3. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    you won't think they are so cute when they start to smell!!!!
     
  4. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor and I have an order of 30 coming in the 2nd week of December. I'm hoping they ugly-up real quick too... this is my first experience with meaties.

    I've been so worried about power outages while we have them under heat lamps. Yesterday I finally found a power failure alarm so we're all set.

    If you get a chance, would you post a pic of your chicks?
    TIA!
     
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Don't worry they don't stay cute. Just make sure if you name them you pick really good names, my favorites are Dumplin's, Nuggets, Patty, Fried, Soup, with Rice, with Noodles, etc. [​IMG]
     
  6. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now we have 14. One expired while we were out to dinner. I was a bit worried about him as he always seemed to be a bit sleepy. I was just hoping he was a bit slow and not sick.

    On a good note the kids did not get all tore up about it.
     
  7. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    Don't worry they will ugly up in a week or so. My dd was upset when we got our chicks because they were so cute and was meant for the freezer. Now she calls them nasties and can't wait to process them.

    jackie
     
  8. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're adorable as chicks, but then they get big, eat constantly and their poo smells awful. By the time we had our meaties from Ideal processed I couldn't wait to see them in my freezer. I was changing their litter every fews days because they pooped so much!! Enjoy those first few cute chicky days.

    Sonja
     
  9. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of one chick eating and two waiting to enter cLub pEep.

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