Big news!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hsm5grls, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    For everyone who doesnt know yet I am pregnant with #6. I was hoping to get goats in the spring but now I am thinking I better wait until #6 is born and beyond the newborn stage. I just don't think I will have the energy needed to care for them properly and as I have never raised goats before I would like to give them my whole attention and with a baby I just won't be able to do it. Not only that I have no one who I can depend on to do proper goat care when I am not able to IE in the hospital giving birth etc. I would hate for them to over feed them or something similar and come home to bloated goats. I am very sad about this because I have been planning my goats for almost a year.
    But moving on I know have all my goat money to spend on something else......CHICKENS!!!! I have to do something to keep my spirits up and as the girls are really good at taking care of the chickens I have no doubt that they could cover my bases when I am not able to do all the chicken work. Plus they love our chicken so here is the plan.. I have one coop right now. I was thinking of adding 4 or 5 more. I want to splint them into laying and breeding coops. That leaves me one free coop. Now what to put in it????? Any ideas? Here's where you brag about your wonderful breed and tell me I have to try it.
    You see now I am excited instead of sad. well sad is not the word but something similar. Oh yeah I already have barred rocks, buff rocks, partridge rocks, white rocks, Delaware eggs and silkies eggs in the bator. so those bases are covered. Any other suggestions?
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    congrats!!!! hope its a healthy beautiful baby!
  3. CountryFresh

    CountryFresh In the Brooder

    Dec 12, 2007
    Central Virginia
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Congrats on the coming baby!

    If you want a good layer breed Blacks and ISA Browns are good.
  5. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    Congrats on #6! I'm the oldest of 8 (and my parents are still married... a rarity nowadays!). There was always SOMETHING going on around our house!

    As for chickens... I think the wyandottes are so pretty! One of my GLW girls has really pretty markings. I'd love to get more wyandottes one of these days!
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT

    I don't have any breed suggestions with my limited chicken experience. I know that when we get chicks in the spring I'll want at least two red sex links. Of all the hens we've ever had they've been the friendliest and they're great layers. Good luck!
  7. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    I want something exotic looking or maybe a nice mix for another laying flock. Something pretty to look at or unique looking. I would like an interesting mix maybe. I have so many to choose from. Any breeds to stear clear of maybe that's a better question.

    I know SILKIES are evil any other EVIL breed I should know about. LOL
  8. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    [​IMG] woohoo for you and the new angel....I loved having babies...and great you now are able to expand your flock. ENJOY
  9. GrayRoo

    GrayRoo Chirping

    Oct 31, 2007
    Tucson, Arizona
    Quote:. . . . so many daughters she is numbering instead of naming them! There must be something in the water in Tucson! [​IMG]
  10. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    LOL it is hard to think of names now maybe I'll post ultrasound pics. later with the heading name this baby LOL DH is sure this one is a boy and in that case his name will be Seth.

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