What chicks did you start out with?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by amartinlb, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. amartinlb

    amartinlb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    Jersey Shore
    What chick breeds did everybody start out with? Here in NJ we have to buy a minimum of 6 (though if we shop there again we can buy less) and because of that I now have 23 chicks....and I only intended on keeping maybe 8 max LOL! [​IMG]

    Here's what I currently have, all are pullets except for one of the ameraucanas:
    6 Ameraucana mutts
    4 Cuckoo Marans (feather legged)
    2 RIR
    1 Delaware
    3 Gold Laced Wyandottes
    3 Silver Laced Wyandottes
    2 Barred Plymouth Rocks
    2 Buff Orpington

    I have to eventually sell or give away about half of them!!!

  2. amarook

    amarook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    I started with 10 RIRs.
    I got them from a lady who had ordered 300 for a feed store.
    Then the feed store canceled their chick day on her, and she was stuck. I wanted dual purpose birds, so I was pleased with that find.

    Then last week I fell hook line and sinker for 6 Buff orpingtons. [​IMG]
  3. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    This is our 1st time with chicks...
    We have 32. 26 Buff Orpington, 3 RIR'S and 3 assorted Bantams. They are 3 weeks old today, we got them with they where 3 days old. [​IMG]


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