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ozark_rocks
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Baby Chicks

We've ordered 35 baby chicks from Cackle Hatchery , at Lebanon, Mo. I'm trying not to get impatient, but I really looking forward to having chickens again! We haven't received a shipment date yet, but I already have a brood box set up , and have tested the heat lamp.

I'm expecting 20 Dominique, and 15 Brown Leghorns. Hurry up Cackle Hatchery and send my chicks! :D

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Wish I had the room for a few chickens, but I live in the city and have a lot of garden that takes up most of my back yard. Once my youngest finishes college and gets a job, the wife and I will be looking for some land and a house in the country-----------then I can have my chickens.

With 35 chickens, you won't have a shortage of eggs once they start laying.

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They are all cute when they are babies. Then :shock:

[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Rabbits/DSC02208.jpg[/img]

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Congradulations! Have fun.

Eric

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Well seams like chicks are in season.. Our daughter picked us up

1 americauna pullet (Not sure on spelling)
1 Silverlaced Wyandotte
1 Plymouth barred rock Roster chick
and when I picked them up I went ahead since I was in town and picked up
1 Road Island Red Pullet

We also got a chick waterer and feeder and chick starter and growth forumula feed.

For now they are in a Cardboard box with a heat lamp they
seamed a little small to put out side.

any how any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks
Jon
Jon

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ozark_rocks
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Wish I had the room for a few chickens, but I live in the city and have a lot of garden that takes up most of my back yard. Once my youngest finishes college and gets a job, the wife and I will be looking for some land and a house in the country-----------then I can have my chickens.

With 35 chickens, you won't have a shortage of eggs once they start laying
Hang in there you will make it out of the city. We hope to sell some of the eggs.
Congradulations! Have fun
Thank you, and are those baby rabbits? My Thumper is due Sunday :P .I wish I could have ducks.
You'll enjoy your flock so much
I can hardly wait, it will be fun being moma hen.
Well seams like chicks are in season..
I think they are. It's spring! A time of rebirth and new growth.

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Thank you, and are those baby rabbits? My Thumper is due Sunday .I wish I could have ducks.
Yes, Rabbits. New Zealand x California cross.

You can have ducks. Muscovies don't quack, they whisper. :)

Eric

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:evil: cackle will not be shipping my chicks until May 5. If they didn't charge a restocking fee I would cancel my order :cry: ....but on a happier note I went to the feed store this morning and came home with some babies, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 6 Rhode Island Reds, and 2 Buff Orpingtons,bought all they had..Just couldn't stand having a empty brood box :)
You can have ducks.

No place for the ducks to get their feet wet, they would run away to the river.

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small childs pool. :) and they know where the feed is.

Eric

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