Anybody out there NOT getting anymore chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CowgirlMama, May 6, 2011.

  1. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    188
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2011
    Baker City, Oregon
    Ok, so I'm starting to feel left out... My chicks are now 5 weeks old and hopefully are headed to the coop this weekend (DH has to get it done first!). Seems like everytime I get on here, someone else is getting NEW fuzzy butts!!! I can't get anymore till next spring (I already have 39, but approx. half will be headed to freezer camp late summer so I'll have room for more then...). I'm jealous of anyone who is getting new babies... Mine are, well, sorta ugly right now... even though they do start to carry on QUITE loudly when I walk into the garage now... expecting food or treats or to be let outside I suppose...

    I had a chance a couple week ago to get some EE chicks at the feed store, but DH said no, and now the feed store won't be getting anymore in unless I special order them (which I don't have the finances to do!). I just wanted to vent and see if there was SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE who can comiserate with me!!

    (Ok, I think I'm done now...) [​IMG]
     
  2. kfchickenlady

    kfchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    N.Calif.
    [​IMG]

    *sound of crickets chirping*
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    6,636
    41
    258
    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Me!!! At least not til I get a broodie. I'm sick of doing all the work with chicks, and the stress and worrying. Got my own 3 kids to take care of, so until I get me a momma chicken to take care of new chicks I won't be getting any more. I do however have 2 silkies, a silkie mix, and 4 BO's. None have gone broody yet, but I am hoping...
    edited because I forgot how many chickens I had there for a moment, lol.
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  4. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    188
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2011
    Baker City, Oregon
    Quote:I'm hoping that at least one of mine will go broody next year and hatch her own babies... but, there are a couple more breeds (ok, 3!) that I want and will have to order those as day olds... but I don't mind taking care of them, till they are 5 weeks and stink to high heaven!! My garage is SOO nasty right now!!! And I'm sure the fact that I have 39 doesn't help!! And yes, I have a one year old DD to take care of, so it does get tricky... usually I wait till she's down for a nap then do the "yucky" chores- feeding, watering, cleaning, then when she gets up we take the chicks outside to play (if its nice!)... and she LOVES to watch them! [​IMG]
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    28,886
    5,678
    576
    May 11, 2010
    Me! Me! I'm not getting any more chicks. I'm perfectly happy with my crew of 16 chicks and two semi adults.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Honestly, I don't have the time to properly take care of more chickens. So I love the ones I have. And I think they like me!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    8,666
    13
    278
    Apr 18, 2009
    Oh yeah, suuuuuuuuure... you say that now. [​IMG]
     
  7. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,920
    16
    161
    Apr 1, 2010
    St.Petersburg
    I'm sorry, I don't understand your question....[​IMG]

    Just kidding. I wasn't going to, but then two of my girls went broody.
     
  8. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    188
    0
    99
    Feb 23, 2011
    Baker City, Oregon
    Quote:LOL!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Kitt

    Kitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    544
    0
    119
    Apr 1, 2011
    Texas
    I think I am done for this year. I have 5- 6 wk old silkies..just got 13 within the last 2 weeks and 2 hens sitting. Sooooo I think I'm good. But please don't hold me to that. [​IMG]
     
  10. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    2,435
    15
    171
    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    Waiting on some to hatch. Got 3 of my girls eggs developing with some Blue Wheaten Ameraucana eggs.
    I love hatching.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by