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New chicks
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Tom A    Posted 05-12-2003 at 05:38:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Got a call early Sunday morning from the Post Office's central distribution center nearby. They don't usually deal with the public, but pass mail through to the local POs. Well, they called me to let me know the chicks were there and if I wanted to come get them they'd "open the back door for me," otherwise they'd go to my local post office Sunday afternoon and I could get them there on Monday.

Well, of course we went to get them and brought home 25 fluffy new chicks. At the same time, the eggs in our incubator (from our own flock) started pipping...this morning, they're still hatching but we have doubled our flock in a day. Wife is tickled--apparently I lucked out and got her "the best" mother's day present. I love it when a plan comes together, even if it wasn't my plan!

Tom


countrygurl    Posted 05-12-2003 at 05:58:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello tom,
so what kind are you hatching and what kind did you order in mail.
we have been hatching our own rhode island reds
a few silkies, turkeys pheasents geese, game bantes, waiting on gunies & quail in bator right now was borrowing a neighbors large incubator, but just bartered 36 bredding rabbits for a large incubator. we are having a blast with it, it like christams morening to see what is hatching




Tom    Posted 05-12-2003 at 06:24:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
countrygurl:

We've been raising nothing but Dominiques for about 4 years now, and that is what we hatch. They're great birds. Last year we added 5 auraucanas (the ones that lay blue-green eggs) just for grins, and they're nice birds too.
So this year we decided to buy a mix--bought 3 or 4 birds from a bunch of different breeds just to see how it would turn out. In the box it looked like a hodge-podge, but you're right it was just like Christmas opening the box.

tom


countrygurl    Posted 05-12-2003 at 06:30:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello tom,
i like the dominques also, dont have any though,
we started selling our chicks at a local feed store that lets sellers of small farm animals
in their parking lot on saturdays ( tons of fun & meet some neat people) anyway bought a pair of barred cochins, she has laid 10 eggs so far and waitig for het to set. i want to get some crested polish to add to our flock


countrygurl    Posted 05-12-2003 at 06:30:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello tom,
i like the dominques also, dont have any though,
we started selling our chicks at a local feed store that lets sellers of small farm animals
in their parking lot on saturdays ( tons of fun & meet some neat people) anyway bought a pair of barred cochins, she has laid 10 eggs so far and waitig for het to set. i want to get some crested polish to add to our flock


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