warm chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by myfarm4579, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never ordered chicks through the mail. Was just wondering how they keep the littlest ones warm in their traveles when it's cold out?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Why there in a minimum number you can order. They keep one another warm. Some put heat packs in with them too for extra fee.
     
  3. hdf201

    hdf201 New Egg

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    I just ordered 10 Black Sumatra chicks from Ideal Poultry. They were shipped from Cameron texas Wednsday and I got A call from my post office in Fl the next day at 7:30 am saying they were here. They threw in another 13 Buff Cochins to help with warmth for free.
     
  4. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh ok. Thought they used heat packs or such. Thanks for the answers:)
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Just know that those extra warmth chicks they toss in for free are males.
     
  6. hdf201

    hdf201 New Egg

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    That's what they said. I read that it takes 3-4 weeks to properly sex Buff Cochins so how do they know at such A young age ? Of course they know A whole lot more about this than me .
     
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  7. Chris2015

    Chris2015 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no, I just got my girls on the 11th and there was 1 extra....I live in the city and am terrified enough that when the girls get older the noise will make someone complain, but a roo???? Oh NOOOOO!!!! I will have to find him a nice home...what a shame :(.....Tho perhaps hubby and I will find the land we are looking for soon and we can start setting up our lil "farm" sooner than later! Prayers, please!!!!
     
  8. Chris2015

    Chris2015 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my 15 arrived they were in a tiny box, with a tight straw on bottom and a kind of Styrofoam packed around them, they were huddled tight together my hubby said-so tight that he wondered if the ones on the bottom were dead....but they were all alive and well [​IMG][​IMG]. Course we didn't realize that we had 16 until yesterday.....[​IMG]Yeah, I know......
     

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