Who is on your Spring "wish list" for new chicks?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Serrin, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Reading through several threads, I find that I am not the only one considering various breeds to replenish my flock come spring.

    I know for sure I want some chicks from PipsnPeeps, and she has promised to set a number of eggs for me. And Katy has some of the most beautiful BRL Wyandottes I've ever seen. **Did I get that name right Katy? Whatever you call them, I want some!!! **(I'll have to learn how to use my incubator before that happens though. [​IMG] )

    Our local feed store gets a very limited variety of chicks each year, and being hatchery birds, their quality leaves a bit to be desired. But I'm sure a few of the poor little darlings from there will come home with me. When one is faced with a huge water trough filled with about a hundred peeping, chirping little fuzzies, how can one resist? [​IMG] Especially in light of my current severe case of "chick withdrawal" [​IMG]

    I think I'd like to get a handful of BO chicks. Gimpy Girl was such a sweetheart, and while her sister isn't anywhere near as affectionate as Gimpy was, she's still a nice bird. So, I think I'll just have to put BO's on the list. I'd also like to have a couple of SLW's just for contrast with the LB's and BR's. Hmmm....with the exception of the GSL and BO's, this flock seems to be leaning in the direction of black and white birds! [​IMG]

    So, what's on your list for this Spring? What are you shooting for? Eggs or meat? Color or companionship? Who do you just have to add to your flock this Spring?? Put up your wish list here! [​IMG]
     
  2. TwinMommy2009

    TwinMommy2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    I wish to start a new flock and have a brand new coop!! Right now I am chickenless. [​IMG]

    I want a nice flock of RIR and Buff Orpingtons of SQ! [​IMG]
     
  3. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I hope to get some SQ Seramas. I have 4 now that i'm working on. I'd love to import some Black Copper Marans from France. Any ideas on how to go about that??????????? I don't speak French either. Could i possibly smuggle them in by way of Canada?? Hmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,, [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

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    I am hoping to purchase a show quality serama pair to be the foundation of my serama breeding program [​IMG]
     
  5. safarichick101

    safarichick101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally applaud you for choosing BO's. My dad snuck 1 into my first order... and boy am I glad he did. She is just one of those animals that I am blessed to know. She comes running when she sees me and the others fallow behind her. She loves to be held and she loves people. She is docile but has a little bit of spice to her personality, which makes her anything but dull. I love the noises she makes and when she was a chick she would sleep on my shoulder and in the crook of my arm. sometimes while I was smiling she would sit on my chest and peck my teeth, ha ha. But yes. Don't change your mind on them, they are a true necessity!

    I'm going to make 3-4 orders this year

    1 - from ideal hatchery to add some younger stock with good laying quality.
    Speckled sussex
    brahmas
    australorp
    rhode island reds.

    2. My pet chicken
    assorted silkies (sexed female)
    seramas

    3. Someone who breed show quality Orpingtons

    4. about 3-5 bourbon red turkeys.
     
  6. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wish is for some Welsummers for all their strong points and the beautiful chocolate eggs! I now have 1 black star, 4 BR, and 1 bantie that are laying, and 25 EE teenage girls that should start laying in early spring. I think the dark brown eggs would look beautiful in the egg basket. We live in a cold climate (Iowa), they are dual purpose, and mild mannered - or so I hear. Hope that's all true! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If I weren't hatching my own now, I'd be ordering the Ornamental Layers (25) and a couple of White Faced Black Spanish. It's in my cart.... in case none of my eggs hatch.

    Actually, I think I'd just have Jean hatch 25 W/BW Ameraucanas for me.
     
  8. TwinMommy2009

    TwinMommy2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    I assume this is directed towards me? [​IMG] I was having a hard time deciding between RIR and Buff's...but I asked my husband to build me a two-in-one style coop for BOTH. I love both breeds for different reasons...and I cant choose. [​IMG] He's starting on my new coop this weekend! yay!

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  9. Thortherooster

    Thortherooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anything and everything!! i do not think i can wait anymore...
     
  10. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    I am hoping to get a few Ameraucana eggs from DebiRaymond's gorgeous Wheaten hen and Blue Wheaten roo!! [​IMG] I think she has a few more Ameraucana's of other colors from that breeder as well. I am not sure how to convince DH of letting me have more, but I'd like to try. [​IMG] We are already over our limit on what the city allows (but neighbors don't seem to care, so what's a few couple more hens?). If I had my way, I'd have a Wheaten or blue Wheaten Ameraucana rooster!!! [​IMG] I am sure DH would want me to get rid of one of my roos in order to keep another one. (Don't get me wrong...he has a valid point!! We are allowed 10 chickens (including just 1 rooster)...we have 28 hens and 2 roosters). [​IMG]
     

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