The Chicks have ARRIVED!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Living_Legend, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Living_Legend

    Living_Legend Songster

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    Hatched April 4th @ 5a.m. in Lebanon, MO from Crackle Hatchery

    Recieved in Freeland, MD @ 6a.m. (traveled 1,000 miles)

    Ordered 9:
    3 Buckeye
    3 Black Laced Gold Wyandotte
    3 Dominique

    Arrived 10:
    All alive, I believe the extra chick is another Dominique. Maybe a trick to think about, the last chick type I odered on the reciept Dominique is also the extra.

     
  2. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Yay for extra chicks!

    They probably pick at random what they add to your order based on what they have extra of. I've ordered 16 chicks of one variety twice, and I've gotten two extras of the same breed both times. I have a 23 chick order coming from them in May:
    6 Buff Orp Pullets
    2 Buff Orp Cockerels
    6 Dominiques Straight run
    4 EE Pullets
    5 Guineas straight run

    It will be interesting to see how many extras and of what breed I get.
     
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  3. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Oh, I just remembered.

    If you check your packing receipt, you should have a check or a +1 next to the breed that they added to. My packing receipt had a +2 on it the first time and two checks next to the number for the second shipment.
     
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  4. Living_Legend

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  5. LindseyC

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    Congrats on your new babies!
     
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  6. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Looks like the circle on the Dom check mark tells you that your extra is a dom.
     
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  7. Peeperscreepers

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    I'm glad they got to you safe. Too cute. I also ordered from cackle, they are supposed to be hatched the 7th of may. I'm new to this and have never mail ordered chicks. I have been worrying about them being on in the mail. And I read a few bad reviews. But after reading your post I feel much better.
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    Glad they made the trip ok, they're very cute!
     
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  9. Living_Legend

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    Random question when is the fear of pasty butt over? Also do I have this at the right height?

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  10. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Usually 2 weeks, but keep an eye out for it. There may be something wrong if they have it after that. The heater looks to be a good height, but I normally slant mine. Lower in the back, higher in the front, so the chicks can pick how warm they want to be. Just make sure they can get out on all sides.
     
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