what kind of new chick are you getting?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by billyb, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. billyb

    billyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im getting my Silver laced Wyandottes 2morrow.!
     
  2. G-Man

    G-Man Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations! and [​IMG]

    I received an email from Jerry and Rebecca Foley yesterday stating my Blue Laced Red and Silver Laced Wyandottes will be shipping tomorrow! Should be here by Thursday. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  3. MommaK6

    MommaK6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first set of chicks are.........2 RIRs, a Barred Rock, 2 Arucana's, 1 Speckled Sussex, a Wyandotte of some sort, and a Buff Orpington. The second batch will be a Red Frizzle, a blue silkie, another silkie, 2 Mille Fleur, a Golden Polish and a Partridge Cochin.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    You should always get more than one frizzle, in case it turns out to be regular feathered. The frizzles are not 100% guaranteed.

    That's what I told my fiancée when we had to get three frizzled chicks ;)
     
  5. billyb

    billyb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the Wyandottes! There very interesting colored birds! [​IMG]
     
  6. Silkie hen

    Silkie hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations
     
  7. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my first clutch of 4 baby chicks on Saturday !!!!! :)
    Yes, only four. My husband isnt much of an animal lover, so he wasnt up for much more than that, but Im going to keep working on him! LOL

    I got two Buff Orpingtons, 1 Easter Egger and 1 Mille Fleur. Originally, I had wanted several other breeds, but had a hard time finding chicks of all the same age group in the breeds I wanted. I REALLLLLLLLLLYYYY want some Gold Laced Wyandottes, and some Plymouth Barred Rock but it just wasnt an option from this particular farm. Maybe I can convince hubby later on in the season. I didnt even really want the Buff Orpingtons at all, but my kids fell in love with them when we were picking the chicks out, so I relented, LOL

    Now that I have them home, Im wishing we had gotten more of the little Mille Fleur! The one girlie I have is sooooo calm and easily handled, and will actually fall asleep in my hand if I stroke her head for a bit. The others are a little nervous of us still, but Ive never failed at mauling an animal into loving me, LOl So, I better get working, LOL
     
  8. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could find some frizzles. They look so cool lol. Right now we have 4 buff brahmas, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Barred Rocks, 3 Easter Eggers, 2 Golden Comets, 2 mystery chicks, and 1 chick thats either a black sex link or a barred rock. Not sure about her yet lol.

    Since finding out that one of my chicks that I thought was a barred rock might actually be a black sex link DH agreed that we should get another barred rock and maybe a couple more to make it an even 20 lol. I love my hubbys willingness to let chicken math take over.
     
  9. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I've got 27 eggs in my incubator right now. 18 are buff orpington eggs, and 9 are rouen duck eggs. They are supposed to hatch on Monday. I'm so exited :D
     
  10. yomama

    yomama Overrun With Chickens

    Yay, a thread that I can whine about waiting for my new chicks, [​IMG] I didn't want to post my own thread, complaining about it, so I'll take advantage of yours, lol! I have chicks scheduled to come the week of April 9'th. This will be my 3'rd batch of chicks that I have ordered in the past 2 years, but it is always as exciting (and nerve wracking) as the first time. I have 8 coming. Provided the hatchery doesn't have to substitute any breeds, they are:

    2 Red Stars, or Red Sex Links
    2 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes
    1 Ancona
    1 Jersey Giant
    2 Easter Eggers.
    Aside from the EEs, these will all be new breeds for me. I've very excited!!!!! [​IMG]
     

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