Am I crazy?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cheepthrill, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. cheepthrill

    cheepthrill In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2018
    Missouri City, TX
    Hi all!
    I just got back from visiting our relatives in rural Louisiana, and it seems I always come home from trips there with a new animal of some kind.
    So I came home today with 3 Serama chicks! We live in a subdivision in a suburb of Houston, so the small size is probably just right.
    Am I nuts? What did I just get myself into? My 12 year old daughter is completely in love already, and swears she will take care of them. (but you know how that story usually ends.) She has them in a brooder in her room while we have a blast looking at coop designs!
    I also have a 15 year old son. So we have that typical busy life running to school events, scouts, work, and everything in between. I am hoping their care will not be a burden, but will be a fun and learning experience for all of us.
    Now here's hoping I didn't end up with 3 roosters!
  2. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Yes, you're crazy (so are the rest of us)... But it's oh so worth it!

    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA

    yes probably certifiable but Welcome to Backyard Chickens your in like company so pull up a chair
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  4. Welcome! And yes like Plip said, we are all crazy:lau fair warning, chicks are very stinky and make a mess. I keep mine in a brooder in the garage:)
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  5. cheepthrill

    cheepthrill In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2018
    Missouri City, TX
    I have been poking around on the forums....Are 3 chicks going to generate a lot of dust in my daughter's room? From what? They are in pine shavings right now.
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  6. Theladiesandagentleman

    Theladiesandagentleman First world chickens

    Feb 23, 2018
    Roseville CA
    There is tons of information on here to help get you started and very helpful members willing to assist. I am still learning myself and check every day to learn something new. Best of luck with your new little ones!
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  7. I use pine shavings and haven’t had a problem with dust.
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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    The dust comes from the chicks themselves. The first week or two of life, it isn't that bad. But then their feathers start growing in, and the dander will soon coat everything.
    Chickens are very easy to take care of, and don't really require much effort besides fresh food and water everyday and changing the bedding as needed.
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Seramas are Big chickens in a tiny package. My friend had two females that chased the dog out of his bed. Stole food from his dish, and took off with his toys. They also sat on either side of her when she was watching TV.

    PS dog was used to chickens and a very good sport.
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  10. BYC910

    BYC910 Crossing the Road

    :welcomeI'm not CRAZY!!!!!!!!!! :rantwhats the matter with you calling me crazy :rolleyes:. Just cause I got two hundred chickens and only wanted twenty :hmm. That don't make me CRAZY!!!!!!!!:rant:rantThem chicken breed like rabbits and worse hide it . Another day another dozen .:idunno:lauThe dust is in the feed and chick dander which is what they shed as they put out feathers . With chicks and well most chickens you keep feed in front of them around the clock .Shavings help keep down the dust. Still I would advise covering all electronic appliances in the room they are in . And really I wouldn't keep them in the house to long adapt them to the outside air as soon as possible .

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