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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

    Jan 31, 2016
    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

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    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

    Dec 12, 2013

    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. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    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
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Glad you joined us.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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