Who else got some 2013 chicks?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aaronri, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. aaronri

    aaronri Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm brand new at raising chickens, and I just received my chicks from Efowl yesterday. I got 8 EE, 6 RIR, and 4 SLW. They are liking their new accommodations, and all of them are doing great, no DOA's in the shipment, and they're all hopping around and eating and drinking. Anybody else get any young'ns?


    Here's the unboxing:

    And a picture from the brooder:

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    Please feel free to post pictures and videos of your latest flock additions!
     
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  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG]


    Deep breath, Bunny. Must. Resist. Fuzzy cheepies. They're so cuuuuute![​IMG]
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck with your chicks. They look to be in great shape.
     
  4. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    For 2013... Mine start arriving in May this year.. I'll have around 200 or order through several different hatcheries for this spring's shipments
    (not counting the hatches and shipments for later in the year).

    congrats on your new fuzzbutts [​IMG]

    gotta warn you.. they are addictive
     
  5. aaronri

    aaronri Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice! Sounds like you have a lot on the way... are they mostly one type? I assume you have a lot of good egg recipes... [​IMG]
     
  6. KBG204

    KBG204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine will be arriving in march!
     
  7. PaintedCavalry

    PaintedCavalry Out Of The Brooder

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    My order comes in March 12th area.
    I have these coming
    3 Easter Eggers
    4 Anconas
    2 Blue Andalusian
    2 Black Australorp
    2 New Hampshire Reds
    2 Buff Orphington
    2 Columbian Wyandotte
    2 Rhode Island Red
    2 Partridge Rock
    2 Silver Laced Wyandotte
    1 Golden Laced Wyandotte
    2 Barred Rock

    I started with 16 last year, but down to 6 due to respiratory infection (spread by wild birds) that killed 7 and 3 to a dog attack.
     
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  8. aaronri

    aaronri Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! I like the variety! What hatchery did you use, I went with EFowl, the service and birds were great, but they have a 5 bird minimum per breed. It would have been cool to pick 1 or 2 each of more breeds. I hope this year is a little less tragic than last year!
     
  9. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I have everything from ducks, geese, large fowl and meaties all the way down to bantams coming.
    and we incubate everything from parrots and quail all the way up to emu
    Lol.. we go through a lot of eggs and also butcher a lot of birds.. so we have recipes from egg custard to emu stew.. [​IMG]
     
  10. aaronri

    aaronri Out Of The Brooder

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    I also only ordered 16, and they sent 2 extra just in case. But I haven't lost a single one yet. [​IMG]
     

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