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Biological clock won't shut up

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hollypete, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. hollypete

    hollypete New Egg

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    I have baby fever pretty badly. I keep seeing these cute little chickens and I want to hatch the eggs myself, but I wouldn't be able to keep them at my property once they are ready to be outside. Anyone ever have the reverse issue? They want older chicks, but don't want to go through the whole process of hatching them and keeping them inside? [​IMG]
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    HI Hollypete! Welcome to BYC.

    You might want to search threads for people in your area, by typing in your nearest city in the search bar. Others have put an ad on craigslist to hatch eggs for people. (You should have a bunch of experience under your belt and a good incubator, first.)

    Other option is to hatch a bunch and take them to a poultry swap, or contact a feed store to see if they would sell them for you.

    Good luck!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    FridayYet has given you some good suggestions on what to do with hatched chicks so I'll just say hello and thanks for joining us!
     
  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi Hollypete and welcome to BYC. I love letting mother hens raise chicks, but after working out the costs of vaccinations for a small number of chicks, i have recently begun buying 4 week old chicks cos it works out cheaper. I do plan to begin hatching my own soon (its a secret, so don't tell the wife ok?) [​IMG]

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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