See what impulse buying gets you....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4F FARM, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. 4F FARM

    4F FARM Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    North Idaho
    Went to the Big R to get silkies for my son. They were gone when we got there, but he really wanted a few chicks. So this is what came home. Remember I only went in for three.

    Two buff orpingtons

    They came from the blue andelusion tub, but they sure aren't blue.
    Does anyone know? Maybe splash?

    Silver laced wyandotte

    3 barred rocks that would not stand still
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  2. mario2girls

    mario2girls Songster

    Sep 5, 2007
    what,,,,? thats not 3!!!!
    looks like 3 to me,,,,lol
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Looks like 3 to me too.
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] How much you wanna bet there are still silkies in your near future? [​IMG]
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    They multiply like

    You can never have just one. ;-)
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't think those are silver laced wyandottes.....they usually have much more white/light color on them.
  7. 4F FARM

    4F FARM Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    North Idaho
    I've never had wyandotte's before, so maybe I am wrong or they are not good quality. It doesn't really matter, they are too cute to send back now.
  8. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2008
  9. Yep, you have exactly two to the third power, or two cubed. I did the exact same thing!

    Was going to have three chickens.

    Ordered 6 sex link layer pullets to pick up from the hatchery on March 11th,

    Saw chicks in bin at feed store Feb 23rd:
    Bought 4 (Welsummers I found out).

    Went to get more chick supplies a week later,
    Saw chicks in bin again for only $1 each:
    Bought 4 more black & white (BR) ...

    Went to get more chick food yesterday & saw a single buff pullet orph left in bin.
    Bought buff and a New hampshire pullet so I could have gold chicks.

    Now I'm the crazy chick mom with 3 brooder boxes!

    Now I have 10 chicks from the feed store, and 4 more from the local hatchery (after changing my order) which I'm picking up on tuesday!

    My husband says he's either going to eat 2/3 of them or build me a bigger coop.
    I really thought since I'm a newbie some wouldn't make it past the first week, but I was wrong.

    Must be all the good advice you all give me here.
    I've learned too many chicks come to those who can't wait!


    Here's my babies!

  10. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I agree that they aren't silver laced wynadottes but I beleive they are golden laced wynadottes.

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