Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wings, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    I am going crazy!!! [​IMG] Right now, we have 4 hens and 1 rooster, and we are getting five/six more!!! [​IMG] The thing is, I live in MA, so I have to wait untill I can order them!!! [​IMG] I'm really tempted to order them now, even though I know I shouldn't. [​IMG] I need your help! Convince me to wait!!! Everyone is getting chicks and talking about their hatches, and I am sooooooooooooo jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP! [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    WAIT! Call and place your order- you'll feel good knowing it's scheduled- but set the ship date for warmer weather. You'll be glad you did. Many people on here may tell you it's just fine, but if you wait a month or two you won't run the same risk.
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Thats like going to a bar and telling them you don't want them to sell you a drink!!!!! [​IMG] You came to the wrong place! [​IMG]

    I can tell you that fuzzy butts are so cute and fun and........

    Oh I'm sorry I was spose to be helping wasn't I! [​IMG]
  4. ShadyGlade

    ShadyGlade Songster

    Quote:Why wait? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I know how you feel because I have contributed to providing baby pictures on this board. Please wait, This is the picture you want to imagine, A box of chicks with half of those little babies dead when you open it. Or worse, you take them all out and warm them up and they fail to thrive and you spend the next few weeks nursing the and the dont' make it. Even in MA you can expect some break in the weather in Late March. Or maybe try the local feed stores then and you can take home some chicks without the torture of waiting.

  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    See! You came to the wrong place! We are enablers. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I tried brooding chicks I hatched in the garage this winter and even under lights they got chilled because I had a draft and I had a massive die-off. I brood in the basement now. I share this because if chicks are going to get chilled and die under 95 degree lights, can you imagine how much worse it is when they are in a box with vent holes and no artificial heat. At the very least, they can huddle and smother each other. At the worst, they will all get chilled and die. I think it would be terrible to get your box of chicks in and have it eerily silent instead of a bunch of cheeping peeps. Order now and get that done- it will make you feel better. Then wait.
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Buster~ Always the voice of reason! [​IMG] Its true-he is right. Waiting is better than losing them in transit.
  9. cicene mete

    cicene mete Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    I also live in MA. I recently placed an order for baby chicks...for the end of April. It went down to 0 F last night, and I would be heartbroken to lose new chicks.

  10. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Quote:Place your order for late March or April delivery. That's what I did. At least now I can look at my order confirmation and sigh knowing I'll get them eventually. I'm ordering form My Pet Chicken so I know it will be late March before my fuzzies arrive.

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