They came! 51 new little ones

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by LoneCowboy, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Well, they made it, my long awaited little ones. 51 (hopefully) [​IMG] little girl chicks.

    I thought I was supposed to get them today, but I called the hatchery and they said that they shipped today. [​IMG] [​IMG] Then this afternoon, I got a call from the US Mail sort center, telling me they had a lot of birds for me to pick up if I wanted too. Otherwise, they would send them on to my post office tomorrow. I ran out and got them of course. Pretty good for getting them in less than 12 hours, and I live in Colorado and they came from Iowa I think it is. Murry McMurry.

    Anyway, got them home and all tucked in. They started porking out right off. No problem getting them to eat and drink. They are running around the brooder like Superman flapping their wings and acting grown up. [​IMG]

    Their brooder coop is located next to an apple tree, and there are many rotten apples on the ground outside and fruit flies fly into the coop when I open the door to check on them. They tear after those little flies like they know what they are doing. [​IMG] Totally hysterical.

    I'll try to post pictures some time soon
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    51!???? [​IMG] What breed/s did you get?? I cant waite to see pics!!
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Congratulations! How exciting!!! I love chicks. They are so hilarious!

    And... I just had a frightening thought.... what happens if they didn't realize they had ALREADY shipped them out, and they shipped out another box today? Then you could end up with... 102 babies?? LOL! Yeah, it could happen. Just ask 4H Kids and Mom!

  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Quote:I was just thinking the same thing! [​IMG]

    I have to admit though, that I can't wait until Spring when (hopefully) a few of our young ladies decide to give us some chicks.

    Can't wait to see pix!

  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Congrats on the new chicks! That's A LOT of birds! What did you get???
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    We have 11 Barr Rocks, 11 Red Stars, 11 Black Astrolorps, 16 EE ers, and 1 Buff Orpington. Oh, and one mystery chick. I know, the 1 lonely Buff seems strange, but that's all I could get, and I have a lady who wants a buff so bad, she'll pay $50 for it. Of course, I won't charge that. I guess a dog got her buff and she's misses it terribly. I had to call the hatchery a couple of times to finally get just that one. So I hope it makes it ok. So far all is well in the brooder. I'll get the pictures a little later today.

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