YAY! Made chick order for March

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silkiechicken, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Just put in my order for 8 cornish x, 3 turkeys, and 8 buff silkies from Ideal! Due to arrive the 19th of march! FLUFF BUTTS!!! Now to get two pens set up for their arival!
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Good luck with your new birds Silkie. At least you won't have to deal with frozen ground while you are getting your pens ready. Eek it was 9 degrees this morning, and Saturday was 58. Go figure.
  3. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Yay!!! Chickeroonis!
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Sometimes I wish it was frozen instead of soaking wet and squishy! That way I don't track anything into the house and i can just take a shovel and scoop up frozen chicken piles in one piece that are scattered on the front walk way.
  5. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Cool [​IMG] What kind of turkeys are you getting? I'm debating on what kind to get, and when. I'd like to raise a couple for Thanksgiving, and then maybe have a pair on the yard to stay. Our local farm supply store usually gets some, and I might just go that route...
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I got the BB bronze turkeys. They are slated for end of summer. For yard walkers though, I hear the non broad breasted types are the way to go as BB types are slated for possible leg problems much like the cornish x's.
  7. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    "Yard walkers," [​IMG] I haven't heard it put that way before [​IMG]

    Ok, that makes sense, letting those huge birds go too long, I can just imagine [​IMG]

    I really like the Bourbon Reds, Royal Palm, and Slate Blues, as far as my yard walkers, but I don't want/need the minimum for those guys...not to mention they are usually $8+ a poult, eek!
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:I can imagine myself doing that, and then having pizza for Thanksgiving because I couldn't do the deed when the time came. :|

    Call me a wimp, but I've already made plans to be 'out of pocket' when/if I get extra roos that my SO is going to have to deal with.
  9. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota

    Oh, I won't be doing it....I'm going to pay someone else to [​IMG]
  10. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    I ordered from ideal also and my order will come in mid March.
    I ordered some malays, orloffs, yokohamas, buttercups, and orpingtons.
    I hope they all come safely.

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