Ah Spring and the smell of madness in the air...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by A.T. Hagan, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    So Spring is trying to bust out all over. It's beginning to affect even those still snow bound.

    Which leads to the critical question:

    How many of you have recently come home with chicks that you had not planned on coming home with?!

    Now don't try to deny it or rationalize it away. We ALL know you do it! [​IMG]

    So how many and what breeds/varieties did you bring home?

    You DO have a brooder set up already, right? [​IMG]
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Okay, I'll go first. I have two orders coming through the mail. The first one arrives tomorrow. Yesterday, I just "happened" to call my local feed store to ask when they would be receiving their chicks, and found out that they had just arrived 5 minutes before I called. It was a sign. So . . . went in and came home with 2 BO, 2 Americaunas, and 1 RIR.
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    After 19 years? I'm immune, unless it's a specific breed I'm interested in. No chicks for me this year.

    I'm pretty much immune to all advertising anyway. I don't buy into the "sucker syndrome". [​IMG]
  4. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    um i did it. My friend Thomas had pullets... i was at his house for a 4h meet.... he asked if i wanted some baby chicks.... so i have three, bringing the flock total to 17. I was weak, those things were SO cute!
  5. mychookschick

    mychookschick Songster

    Aug 28, 2009
    Well, I didn't last year and I just about went stir crazy! So, this year I planned for it... [​IMG] Not nearly as fun as not planning, but what the heck! I am ordering fuzzies to be here on May 6/7...

    Although, I had my eyes on a few Quail and I DIDN'T plan on those... It isn' tdefinite yet but I'm hoping that I can convince Dad! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. melodylee

    melodylee Songster

    Apr 14, 2009
    [​IMG] well...like mychookschick I planned on fuzzies orered from cackle due to arrive mar. 16 or 17 ....but this saturday I plan to go to an auction/market where they are always selling lots of animals including ducks! my one huge weakness....I plan on 4...yeah I'll come home with 12... [​IMG]
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    I haven't bought any chicks, but my incubator is LOADED with Call duck eggs right now that I just HAD to buy because my girls hadn't started laying yet.
  8. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Songster

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    Well,...ordered a small order of 25 chicks from hatchery due to arrive in 2 weeks,.....then I set 38 eggs in the incubator due to hatch at the same time my hatchery chicks are coming,....then I accidentally purchased 12 EE babies at TSC. [​IMG]
  9. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Okay, I confess. Went to the feed store the other day & came home with 2 chicks.
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Not me! I just was at TSC and came home empty handed. Of course they had no breeds that interested me.[​IMG] If EE bantams had been there, who knows what might have happened?[​IMG]

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