well...rats...chicks won't ship til 9/1

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wildeflowers, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

    Jun 29, 2010
    Since our coop is almost finished (just putting on the last coat of paint), I went ahead and ordered some day olds from Ideal yesterday. I was so excited because all the chicks I picked showed a date for next week. I just got the email from them that they will not ship until 9/1. Bummer! Although I'm sure it is a blessing in disguise, as August is turning out to be a really busy month for my business, plus I am just swamped all over the place.

    I already have 2 Polish, one's a roo, so I ordered:
    2 Dominiques
    2 Patridge Cochins
    2 Buff Orps
    2 Light Brahmas
    1 Iowa Blue
    1 Spangled Orloff

    I may have to find a home for a few ~possibly~, because I had to order a couple extra to meet the minimum, but I do free range a lot, so hopefully they will be ok together. I'm sure it won't be hard to find a place for them if I need to.

    Can't wait for them to get here!
  2. KentuckyChick

    KentuckyChick Chirping

    Jul 14, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    I loooooooooooooooooooooooooove my Dominiques!
  3. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

    Jun 29, 2010
    I can't wait to get the Doms! They are the ones I think I want the most.

    I just called to make sure that they added the insurance to my order, and said to the lady, "So, I won't get any packing peanuts, right?" And she says, "Maam, we don't use packing peanuts, we use males for warmth."

    LOL! I told her that's what I meant! She had a good laugh about that one. Poor boys, relegated to lowly packing material.

    I don't really want to have to find homes for extra males or process them, and I already have a roo, so I'm all set, thank you very much.

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