Can I complain?? :P

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by purplepeep, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. purplepeep

    purplepeep Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2009
    Northern Ontario
    My chickies, who are 3 weeks old now are living in my sunroom until the coop is ready (which we can't start until the snow has gone down a bit) Although I love them more than I ever thought I would, they are very quickly moving from that "awwwww, look at the little fluffy babies" stage into the "ARGH!!! I have 32 chickens living in my house" stage. AND, I am dying to set up my sunroom, with all my patio furniture....the sun is shining and everything. [​IMG] Can you say "spring fever ????"

    Ok, Ok, I'm done my rant now [​IMG] haha.
  2. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2008
    Holly Grove, VA
    ..feeling your pain. Right now my 'gawky-aged' chicks are in a temporary set up and it's killing me. Not sure about anyone else, but I think baby chicks are stinkier than my big girls!! [​IMG]
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    I had a similar issue and I only 8 in my bedroom.. It motivated me to make an outdoor brooder quickly... [​IMG]
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Quote:Yes they are.. And the smell gets into all your fabric.. Had to wash everything curtains throws pillows..
  5. purplepeep

    purplepeep Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2009
    Northern Ontario
    I can't say that mine smell much at all, however I have been meticulously cleaning their pen every day, since they are in my carpeted sunroom..... I hope they don't get too used to living in the Hilton....because they sure aren't getting a mint on their pillows once they are out in their house [​IMG]
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    [​IMG] Mine are just 8 days and in my sunroom that we only had built in December/08.

    DH says Whuuuuuutttt? I can't sit in the sunroom with my cup of coffee and the ceiling fans on? Why can't I have the ceiling fans on?

    Me: Well hun, the babies could get chilled and that's bad for them.

    DH: but the purpose of turning the porch into a sunroom was so we could have our coffee and sit out there...where else can you put your chicks?

    Me: Yep. Nope. Better get to work on that coop! Cause soon they'll be flying out of that box and we'll come in to find 11 chickens hanging out all over the sunroom and there's no telling how much damage they could do to our potted plants!

    DH: I'll have you a coop by next weekend.

    Me: And then we can get some Black Copper Maran eggs! I know how bad you want some of those dark, dark eggs.... [​IMG]

    Neverending story~
  7. amyc

    amyc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Jefferson, Wisconsin
    My chicks are in my DS's bedroom, so mylittle guy has been sleeping in my bed. I'm ready for them to be out and have my bedroom back - but I'm getting more on May 20 so I'll start the cycle all over again. By then though my coop should be done and it'll be a bit warmer so I'll move them out into the incubation room a little sooner than this first batch!
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I had 18 chickens on my screened porch until they were almost 6 months old. Two roosters included and the porch is right in front of our bedroom.
    I feel for ya. [​IMG]
  9. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    Wait till they can get out of the pen. I brooded mine in my laundry room and one morning i heard peeping really loud and opened the door, there to greet me was 5 of my 35 babies waiting for their breakfast! My kids would find them randomly throughout the house. It was funny until one got downstairs when we were gone and pooped on my DD's pillow...they went outside the next day...she even helped! [​IMG]
  10. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I have to chuckle at how so many of us are in the same situation at the same time. I am on my last batch of chicks for this year(at least that is what I keep telling myself), and those who are out in the dog room(a separate building I have for my dog grooming and dog supplies) are overstaying their welcome there. We are supposed to get the larger coop and chicken yard finished this weekend. Phew, the chickens will feel sooo much better!!! And so will I!!! [​IMG] Then this last batch can move from my house into the dog room for a short stay before heading out to the coop.

    Glad to know I am not the only one in this position!! [​IMG]

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