YAY! Ordered new chicks - about 18 too many!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KatieV, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. KatieV

    KatieV In the Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    I couldn't wait to order new chicks this year. My husband (who didn't want chickens) and I have been picking them out since last year when I ordered our first set. He says I didn't order enough...remember, he didn't want chickens. I currently have 2 BOs, 2 BR, and 2 GLW (one of which is a Roo). We wanted to add about 7 or 8 more and really that is all our coop will hold. PROBLEM - all the sites I looked at that have low order numbers are sold out for the season it seems. OR I could get them the last week of June or the first week of July. I'm due to have a baby July 7th....bad timing (for the chicks). I was so sad thinking I wouldn't be able to get new chicks this year...so I looked at McMurray and started adding chicks to the cart. [​IMG] Needless to say, we have 26 chicks coming the week of April 4th!!!! [​IMG][​IMG] I was able to get all the breeds I had wanted except Welsummer's and EE's. I'll get those next year.

    NOW - I need to try and find homes for about 15 to 17 chicks. I live in Upstate NY, about an hour southwest of Albany. Should I try craigslist, or see if anyone local/driving distance from this site would like some? Obviously I am assuming all the chicks will arrive healthy and alive.

    Here is what is coming:
    SPECKLED SUSSEX Females (3) Keeping 1
    MOTTLED COCHIN BANTAMS St. Run (2) Keeping 1
    WHITE SILKIE BANTAMS St. Run (4) Keeping 1
    DARK BRAHMAS Females (2)
    MILLE FLEUR BANTAMS St. Run (2) Keeping 1
    BIRCHEN COCHIN BANTAMS St. Run (2) Keeping 1
    W. C. BLACK POLISH Females (2) Keeping 1
    SALMON FAVEROLLES Females (2) Keeping 1
    BLUE COCHINS St. Run (2) Keeping 1
    LIGHT BRAHMAS Females (2) Keeping 1
    And they said one mystery rare breed chick.....

    Either way, I am really excited to get the chicks nice and early this year so that can actually play outside for a while before winter hits again.
  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma

    Congrats on your new chicks that are coming! I haven't ever had any of those breeds but keep us posted when you get them!

  3. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Coldwater, MS
    Never heard of those breeds but they sound unique! Keep us posted on how they arrive!

    Oh yeah and [​IMG]!
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  4. kimbfly

    kimbfly Hatching

    Mar 14, 2011
    Hi There! Just joined and interested in getting some chicks this year!! We are located in Catskill, NY. Where are you located?
  5. chickade

    chickade Hatching

    Mar 3, 2011
    hi congulations! i ordered chicks from mcmurry also mine wont come untill the 24 of april, hope to see pic of your new babies!
  6. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Songster

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    I wish i lived close lol!!!!

    COngrats on your order!!!!
  7. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    Hollis, New Hampshire
    i love all thise breeds! i wish i lived closer! try a chicken swap in your area (you can just google "chicken swaps in ________(wherever you're from) ". good luck finding homes for all those babies!
  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Are you keeping all of those in the same coop? I seen you have some standards and bantams. You should be careful and make sure the standards let the bantams eat. I've had Japanese bantams with my standard flock no problem, but Cochin bantams and Sebrights didn't work. It depends on the birds, just something to think about [​IMG]
  9. neverbdone

    neverbdone Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    Lake Isabella, CA
    Are we all obsessed or is it spring fever? I placed an order of 17 to go with my current 24. Well, the hatchery ran out of sexed Welsummers and instead of 5 pullets, I'm getting 12 straight run:eek:. My big coup is already full. I've sold two ducks to move the other three ducks back to the duck coup from my small chicken coup. With this batch even with the small coup I'll be over coup size by 7. I feel like I'm playing musical poultry [​IMG] Ah, the sweet taste of chickie insanity.
  10. ChicknManCNY

    ChicknManCNY In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2011
    Congrats on the new fuzzy butts! Im wondering if you're looking to sell them as a package or if you'll sell a couple. I'm also getting chicks the week of the 4th and would love to add a couple silkies and a polish. Let me know if you're willing to separate

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