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10 months later

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sunshynertc, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. sunshynertc

    sunshynertc In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2014
    10 months ago I did not know anything about chickens or hens.

    I home school my sons and my youngest one has wanted more animals. We only had a couple of bunnies.

    He wanted a couple of chickens. So the local feed store had a sign up "baby chicks now available" and he gloated... they have them in the store now. So I went and looked. They had so many breeds I got confused and overwhelmed... I thought what am I getting myself into.

    I told him, lets go home and research. My oldest son said, "What about me don't I get any?"

    So two days later we left the store with 4 chicks, 2 buff Orpingtons and 2 Ameraucana chicks.

    2 Months later a friend gave me a gift of two Wyandotte day old chicks. I had a beginner flock of 6. At the end of August one of my Orpingtons went broody... so I had to learn about that... I got her 6 fertile eggs none of which hatched... so I bought her 3 one day old chicks from a feed store 30 miles from me. I watched how she took care of them. 2 months ago I made in impulse buy and got an Olive Egger. So I am up to 10 hens. One of my friends who got a dozen fertile eggs and got 10 roosters and 2 hens from the eggs asked me if I have any hens I can spare and I could not think of one I did not want. I wonder how did that happen, I did not even know that chickens would be therapeutic and here I am officially a back yard chicken farmer. I am so glad my sons wanted the chickens... now we can all enjoy them.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    That is similar to how I got hooked. My daughter brought home 2. The rest is history. At first I resisted. NOW I LOVE IT. Welcome to our fun group
  3. Chicken math strikes us all. :)
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    X2 on that. Very few BYC members are immune to it. :eek:)

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