whats in our surprise package?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by schmism, May 12, 2010.

  1. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So either tomorrow morning or perhaps Fri we will receive our new batch of 50 chicks. hears the kicker, they are a mix bag of heavy layers "just the leftovers" group from the hatchery marketed as mostly cockerels with some pullets.

    So what do YOU think we will get?

    10 girls and 40 boys?
    5/45?
    15/35?

    you think we will get 5 different breeds 10? or just one or 2 that had lots of extras?

    oh and we will be raising the roos for meet and useing the left overs to reinforce our new layers as we had an unexpected large loss to an owl a few weeks ago.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    No clue what you'll get. Keep us posted.
     
  3. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet you'll get 75% male:) Meat is meat;)
     
  4. LauraG

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be interesting to see how it unfolds.

    An owl? Did that happen at night? ugh thats scary
     
  5. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ya at dusk the little girls are a tad slower comming back to the coupe than the big girls and momma owl had some babies to feed.....

    so they are hear!

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    forgot to count takeing them out of the box DOH!
     
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  6. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    they look so cute:)
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like you got BR's, Orps and Production Reds. Congrats!
     
  8. Mama&thePeeps

    Mama&thePeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Outrageously adorable!
     
  9. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:DW here. We're thinking pretty much the same as you. There's at least one that looks to be more yellow than buff, so I think there may be something white in the mix as well. At this age is there a way to tell the difference between a BR and a Black Sex Link cockerel? Same question for the Production Red, RIR, Cinnamon Queen, etc. They all look the same to me. I can't wait to find out the pullet/cockerel head count in a few weeks! We're hoping for 8-10 pullets to add to our laying flock, and we'll probably keep 1 or 2 roos as well.
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oooh, you got some Buff Orpingtons in there!! Let's hope most of those are pullets! They're great hens. Well, so are the Barred Rocks and production Reds.... I have a very affectionate BR pullet, but my RIR/production Red is a good-looking pullet. I'm just partial to BOs for the eye-candy. [​IMG]
     

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