The Ultimate Test for Today...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FMAFarms, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... is whether I can avoid stopping by the local Tractor Supply Company. Today's the start of Chick Days, and even though we're set to get our little chicks in less than two weeks, I don't know if I have the fortitude to just go look. My youngest son wants to go and see the babies, since he can't wait for his own little chick (which he's already named Cutie). I'll just keep repeating to myself, "The minimum is SIX. The minimum is SIX..." [​IMG]
     
  2. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL -- I called our store and all they had in pullets were mixed reds and white leghorns. Definitely not anything I'm driving 40 minutes for. I'd rather save my $$ for hatching eggs! If I had gone in, I would have surely come home with peeps -- it's much easier to resist when you don't see them in person.
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So true!


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  4. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So true!


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    Then, to cure your fluffy butt cravings, you go to BYC. And that's when the trouble starts.....
     
  5. FMAFarms

    FMAFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I passed the test with flying colors. [​IMG]

    My DH met me (and our 4 year old) at TSC this afternoon. Only five of their brooders had babies in them; the other three were empty. One had the most adorable Khaki Campbell ducklings ... they were so sweet I had to take a photo:

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    One tub had Cornish Rocks, but the chicks already were showing their feathers. Those were NOT day-old hatchlings. There was a brooder full of Speckled Sussex straight runs, one had Golden Comets, and one had "Pullets" that could be RIRs (they weren't) or Leghorns. Only one chick really appealed to me, a little Golden Comet with a lightning-bolt pattern down its back, but not enough to make me buy six. We held the little duckies for a bit, and then we left empty-handed. I think my DH was more disappointed than I was. He asked the lady at customer service if they knew what breeds they'd get in tomorrow. She handed him a flyer and told him to mark what birds we were interested in, then told us she'd call if any of these came in.

    So we're back to our two-week countdown, unless I visit the other TSC about 30 minutes away. Perhaps I'll call first. Someone has got to have a few little Easter Eggers, maybe a Cochin? I'd take another Buffie!

    I'm chick deprived.
     

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