Anyone have some patience they're willing to sell????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by epona4, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Central Indiana
    I'm new to this chicken (duck/geese) thing. I've been doing (to quote my kids) a [email protected] ton of reading. Books and BYC. Have started my coop and the son will be building the run over his fall break.

    I want to be prepared before we bring any birds home...but I'm chomping at the bit! It's 2 weeks (and 2 days) before Ohio Nationals and it seems like forever. I'd really like to wait till I can go there so I will have more of a selection of older birds to choose from. Then this spring I can maybe order some day olds.

    I know I'm doing the right thing by waiting, but dang I'm getting antsy! And it does not help that "Patience" by Guns and Roses keeps going through my head!!

    Thanks. Just had to vent. [​IMG]
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Hang in there! If your days are anything like mine, the time will fly by and you will have your chickens in no time. Meanwhile, just keep reading and working on that coop. [​IMG]
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    HAHA, I ran out of patience along time ago..... But I do have something that is very addictive.....hatching eggs... [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I know exactly what your going thru. I always catch myself looking on eggbid and the BST here on BYC and I dont have my incubator built yet (DH is building the one Ms. Prissy posted) I also bought my chicks before my coop was 100% completed, did you know chicks love to live in a claw footed bath tub for a couple of days lol. Keep holding out unless that is you have the room to buy some now and then again later [​IMG]. Good Luck!
  5. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Hang in there! At this time next year (when you have 100 chickens or more...hee hee), you won't remember what it was like *not* to have chickens anymore. [​IMG]

    It will be better for your birds to have a coop all ready for them when you get them, too. They might be less safe in an unfinished coop and run.

    What breeds of chickens interest you right now?
  6. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Quote:That's what's keeping me from running after the first "chicken for sale" ad I see. [​IMG]

    I'm still not 100% on breeds yet. There are a few that I'm looking at. I want some good egg layers. I'd love to have some bantams and some standards. DD and DS's girlfriend want some of the Polish. But there are so many that I would like to try out!

    I figure I'll start out with a couple of Orpingtons. I'd also like to get some Barred rock and maybe wyandotte. I really like the look of them. (I just love the lacing or penciling...not sure what it's called)

    For spring I'm thinking of ordering an assortment so I can try out a few different types. But, for this winter I'm planning to only have 5 or 6. (no more than 10) [​IMG]
  7. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    In the meantime here is a simple little prayer for you....

    Oh Lord give me patience..
    And give it to me NOW....[​IMG]
  8. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    North Texas
    Winter's coming... time to hunker down, especially if you don't have warm safe haven for not-quite-feathered fun! Just try to think of what you'd feel like going to get the morning paper in February without your bathrobe and slippers on... BRRRR! Keep reading, looking at the pics on BYC, dreaming, and "improving" your coop/run design while you wait for those pets-with-benefits. IMHO, you'd do well to start with the breeds you mentioned, and maybe add Australorps to the mix- they're sweet and productive.
  9. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Oh Lord give me patience..
    And give it to me NOW....
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  10. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Central Indiana
    Quote:Indeed it is on the way! Each day I go out into the barn and in the "under construction coop" and see how it feels in there. Thinking about what kind of insulation I could add, seeing/feeling where drafts are coming from. (and they are coming from MOST places right now since I don't have all the walls up!)

    That's another reason I'm starting with older birds. I want them fully feathered and more able to deal with winter.

    Thank you for the advice on the Australorps!

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