Crazy or not crazy...that is the question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RachelVT, May 13, 2010.

  1. RachelVT

    RachelVT In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2010
    I'm getting 5 chicks at the end of may, but I'm afraid that some might die since I've heard it's not uncommon. I was thinking of hunting down a couple to get now in case, is that crazy? Also I'm getting impatient, anyone in northern VT who wants to unload a couple chicks to shut me up and get me going? [​IMG] Or should I just sit tight and wait?
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    Crazy, no way! Thats how we all get addicted!!! [​IMG] Just enjoy them!! [​IMG]
  3. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Surely not crazy [​IMG] sounds natural to me [​IMG]
  4. I'm in central vermont with WAY too many chicks!!! 4 sex links, 4 egyptian fayoumi and a bunch of BR roos. (all 4-6 weeks old and doing wonderfully) Organic feed.
  5. JPinVT

    JPinVT Songster

    Apr 29, 2010
    You're not crazy at all! Well... not any more crazy than the rest of us [​IMG]

    I could give you some of my 3-wk old chicks, but then you wouldn't get the fun of watching them grow from day 1. Plus then when you get your babies in a couple weeks, you'll have huge age/size differences to deal with.

    So in summation: chicks are adorable and fun and addictive and amazing, and you should wait a bit longer to join the craziness!
  6. Manda0227

    Manda0227 Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    I was very impatient, unfortunately for me... a couple TSC's were having their "Chick Days" still- and I couldn't resist! I started with 5, and ordered a few more to come in June... and in the meantime I ended picking up 16 unexpected extras! Plus a pair of Serama's, and a few chicks (that was my fiance's doing though!). lol. Oh, and we just had our first egg hatch- a beautiful little silkie! Its very addicting!!

    I bought so many as I was afraid of losing some from all the stories I've heard... *knock on wood* we haven't yet! I also figured half would be roo's so I bought extras to account for roo's I'd have to rehome!
  7. snowflake

    snowflake Crowing 8 Years

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    [​IMG][​IMG] I would wait, we didn't loose any this year. Got them from Mcmurrys. Course you can always use more! [​IMG] My DH is getting nervous I ordered 27, 21 were for my daughter, but they are 6weeks old and she still hasn't come to get them. I think he is afraid I will get attached and not want to let them go. I don't know where he would get an idea like that. [​IMG]
  8. TSC is how I ended up with extra sex links! I just couldn't wait the 2 weeks for my Ideal order to come in... i had to have them NOW!!! And now I'm realizing that i don't have room for 6 extra sex links, or the fayoumis I ordered for someone else (who backed out), or the surprise BR roos that came with my turkeys! YIKES!

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