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My 48 Chicks Arrive!!!

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I ordered 48 chickens from http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/ back in February 2007...
They arrived today as two day olds just hatched and sent in the mail!!!
The Post Office called me at 5:30 this morning and told me my chicks were in!!! It was a busy day '-)))
Check this Very Cool facebook page --->
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This is the box of 48 chicks straight away from the Post Office.
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This is the box of 48 chicks straigh…
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7:30 at work!!!  Erin and the Chicks!!!
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7:30 at work!!! Erin and the Chicks…
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The Opening of the Box shows all the different breeds.
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The Opening of the Box shows all the…
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Surprise!!!  All Colors and All Alive!!!  From http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/
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Surprise!!! All Colors and All Aliv…
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Ohhhhhh...  look at this one!!!  '-)))
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Ohhhhhh... look at this one!!! '-)…
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh,,,  look at this one too!!!  '-)))
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh,,, look at this one …
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Too many in this box to count '-)))
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Too many in this box to count '-)))
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Gotta get a bigger box!!!
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Gotta get a bigger box!!!
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First Chick out of the Box...  Can't tell which breed yet.
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First Chick out of the Box... Can't…
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Setting up the first station in my kitchen...  It is still too chilly for them to be outside.
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Setting up the first station in my k…
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Getting the chicks all settled into their second home.
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Getting the chicks all settled into …
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Fluff Balls...
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Fluff Balls...
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Here is a temporary setting for the chicks.  Food, Water, and heatlamp.
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Here is a temporary setting for the …
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The green stuff in the chick stater mash is vitamens.
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The green stuff in the chick stater …
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Now we are finished with the transport box.
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Now we are finished with the transpo…
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Only hours later, they seem to double in size.  The first box is already too small so I make a chick condo in my living room by putting two boxes, together...
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Only hours later, they seem to doubl…
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They will now work their way into the new compartment.
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They will now work their way into th…
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It seems they are mutants!!!  With the heat, water and food with vitamens and electrolytes they are doing well.
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It seems they are mutants!!! With t…
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Meal time is All the Time!!!
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Meal time is All the Time!!!
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GULP!!!
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GULP!!!
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Hey,,,  not bad with that sugar in the water too.  3 tablespoons per quart of drinking water.
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Hey,,, not bad with that sugar in t…
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My Turn!!!  How'd you do that???  Mr. Schempp showed me buy I fogot already  '-)))
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My Turn!!! How'd you do that??? Mr…
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Fluffballs...
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Fluffballs...
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Condo Feeder.
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Condo Feeder.
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When you first set them up you have to dip their beeks into the water so they know how to drink and where the water is...  Now they can do it on their own.
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When you first set them up you have …
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Doing the two step... or writers cramp  '-)))
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Doing the two step... or writers cra…
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Hi.
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Hi.
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Relaxed mode.
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Relaxed mode.
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Very Relaxed mode  '-)))
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Very Relaxed mode '-)))
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Hey,,,  what's up???
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Hey,,, what's up???
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God Bless You!!!
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God Bless You!!!
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Wow,,,  that was some sneeze.
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Wow,,, that was some sneeze.
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I'm Better Now...
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I'm Better Now...
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A Young Chick  '-)))
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A Young Chick '-)))
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Nap time after a big meal of chick starter and using a new friend as a pillow.
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Nap time after a big meal of chick s…
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250 watt bulbs Infra-red keep the floor of the box at 90 to 95F as it should be.  There is a thermometer too for checking.
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250 watt bulbs Infra-red keep the fl…
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Not Dead...  Just chillin out for awhile  '-)))
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Not Dead... Just chillin out for aw…
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Later that day!!!  Already out grown the Kitchen Box and Moving into My Living Room.
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Later that day!!! Already out grown…
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Soon I have to fit Stein and Erik in this room!!!  Stein is visiting me from Germany 5-17-07  '-)))
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Soon I have to fit Stein and Erik in…
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Past'd out in their lunch!!!
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Past'd out in their lunch!!!
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Sleeping Together Already.
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Sleeping Together Already.
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Wake-Up Call...
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Wake-Up Call...
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After School / Madison (Erin's Daughter) first glance at the chicks!!!
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After School / Madison (Erin's Daugh…
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Guess Madison likes them  '-)))
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Guess Madison likes them '-)))
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Better than a "gameboy"  well at least for awhile.
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Better than a "gameboy" well at lea…
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Madison, a friend, Maddie, Dylan and the chicks.
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Madison, a friend, Maddie, Dylan and…
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Madison always has a great smile...  Way to go Madison!!!
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Madison always has a great smile... …
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Maddie and a chick she picked out to get a picture with.
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Maddie and a chick she picked out to…
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Dylan and his Chick.  A Silver Polish.
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Dylan and his Chick. A Silver Polis…
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Poultry Party in Dias Creek.  It was a full day...  Thanks for chicking in  '-)))
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Poultry Party in Dias Creek. It was…
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