Originally Posted by annie82005
I am at 16874
Originally Posted by yelnad
Thanks. Who knew there was so much to learn about chickens.
A friend just got them and she's asking ME everything. I want to tell her to read books like I did or research online. Why do I have to do all the work?
Tell her it's more fun to do the research yourself, besides, breeds you've discounted may be the ones she falls in love with.
Originally Posted by chiques chicks
I think pretty far for most. I'm between Lancaster and Harrisburg. Underneath wingstone on the map.
Not that far from me...and if noone takes it by monday, I''ll grab it on Monday if you don't mind!
Originally Posted by stake
I only mention this because lighting has struck twice......
About a week ago I was leaning into the brooder to clean it out and one of my BO's pecked me in the eye....not aggressively more inquisitive.....
Fast forward to last evening....the same BO jumped up onto my arm to say hello.....while I was dealing with another chick, she reached up and pecked me in the eye again.....
So, if it has happened to me twice...it might happen to somebody else...and no real damage....c'est la vie.....
Your eyes are shiny. Now you know why I actually wear my glasses around the babies.
Originally Posted by motherhen71185
She seems to be an EXCELENT enabler!!! I was just supossed to get one and am now getting 4, who know's what i will come home with! I have an extra large wire dog crate that i can keep in the barn, but i hate to keep them penned up for a month.
should I try to build a little pen and run for them to stay in? I was conteplating doing this anyways so i would have a quarentine/broody/grow out area.
I keep planning to do that...may actually accomplish it, since I have my "get to know the big ones" coop inside the big coop, I can just move it out into the dog kennel.
Originally Posted by kada6305
Awww...so ok...ya'll are evil and talked me into chicks again.....I went to Kniselys cause the website said they had Iowa Blues and ducklings today....no ducklings
So I got 3 Iowa Blues and 2 Silver Grey Dorkings (just cause they have dork in their name!). They also didn't have oyster shell...so off to TSC...where I wound up with 3 week old New Hampshire Reds and 3 day old Buff Orpingtons and 2 pekin ducklings...came home and cleaned the brooder, put sand down and some shavings...and everyone's happily playing/sleeping/exploring.