Who ordered birds this spring and what did you get?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicky-dees, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Chicky-dees

    Chicky-dees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2011
    Spring is spelled F - U - N for some of us chicken lovers, from the newbies with their first chicks to the folks on their 50th order of chicks...

    did you order chicks this year? If so, what did you get?

    I ordered a few birds myself:

    Buff Orpingtons (new to me)
    Silver laced Wyandottes
    Barred Rocks
    California White (new to me)
    White Crested Black Polish mix (also new to me)
    one Speckled Sussex male (to be the main man of the coop - also a new breed I haven't tried)
    one Black Breasted Cubalaya as my 'designer chicken' to mix in as well

    not due until the 22nd. We will see what happens!!

  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2011
    I'm getting from MPC
    2 silver laced
    2 gold laced
    1 speckled Sussex
    1 buff silkies
    From Meyers I'm getting
    3 blue laced red wyandottes
    From mcmurray I'm getting
    The homestead Delight which includes
    10 assorted brown egg layers 2 geese 2 ducks 2 turkeys.
  3. Rasuka

    Rasuka Out Of The Brooder

    This will be my first time ordering chicks!
    I'm getting the babies from MPC~
    4 Australorps
    1 Buff Brahma
    1 White Cochin~
    They will be shipped on the 21st of February.
    I can't wait!
  4. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Chillin' With My Peeps

    From McM I ordered

    15 Easter Eggers
    6 cuckoo marans
    6 black tailed white Japanese
    5 sultans

    What I actually got was

    17 Easter Eggers
    9 cuckoo marans
    6 btw Japanese
    5 Sultans
    14 packing peanuts

    All that because the the first batch of ornamentals died within 8 hrs of arrival. They reshipped and needed extra babies for warmth. I wanted 30 or so chicks instead I got 51 chicks. [​IMG]

    Never mind the 10 or so BC marans I ordered or the 25 aloha chicks... Oh man oh man this chicken math is something else!
  5. Moores6

    Moores6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2011
    Fayetteville, NC
    Ordered from Meyer
    25 RIR straight run
    to arrive the first week of March.
    These are my first chicken ever.
    Hoping with my garden and the chicken I will lower my food costs. LOL I am the mom of 4, two of which are teen boys right now.
  6. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2011
    North Central Texas
    i ordered
    *silver laced wyandottes
    *barred rock
    *black australorp
    *buff orpinton
    i've had them (26 total) since monday morn. all well & active. these are my very first ever & it's been fun. so glad they're ok. one is supposed to be an "exotic". i don't see a unique one in the bunch. their definition of "unique" is probably a little roo[​IMG].
    i would love to order ducks or geese. maybe next year.
  7. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2011
    Wentzville, MO
    My new babies to arrive March 8th from California Hatchery are:

    1 Barred Rock female
    1 Buff Orphington female
    2 Black Astralorp, a female & a male

    These will go with my current females, 1 Barred Rock and 1 Buff Orphington I already have.

    PLUS, also due to arrive March 8th from Metzers are:

    1 female & 1 male Welsh Harlequin ducklings
    2 female Khaki Campbell ducklings

    To go with my current 3 female Welsh Harlequins I already have.

    Already making plans to increase size of grazing areas for the chickens and the ducks. WOW! This will be a full house!
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I ordered from Ideal. I've had my chicks almost 2 weeks, and all of them are doing great. I got:
    2 red Cochins
    2 blue Cochins
    2 barred Cochins
    2 white Leghorns
    2 speckled Sussex
    2 EEs
  9. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2012
    Poplar Bluff , MO
    I have ordered from several places,,,, I have these coming in in April.
    Easter Eggers
    Rhode Island Reds
    Black Australorps
    Light Brahmas
    Partridge Rocks
    Silver laced Wyandottes
    Cuckoo Marans
    Black Copper Marans
  10. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    I have some chicks coming from Ideal mid-April. These breeds are all new to me. I have 25 pullets from Ideal from September that are just starting to lay. Ah... chicken math!
    2 speckled sussex
    4 Norwegian jaerhon
    2 blue cochin
    4 blue silkies
    1 dark brahma

    Also, Either in March or April I have 2 lavender ameraucanas coming from a breeder. a group of us went in together on a hatch from the breeder. with my luck they'll both be cockerels but you never know.

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