Disappointed with a quick fix! updated... OOOps!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flock-mama, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok after finding my lost hen sitting on eggs, waiting and watching 2 1/2 weeks the eggs hatched, now 12 days old I am seeing out of 8 chicks, I have 6 Roosters!!!! Not what I wanted! SO my quick fix was, I ran to the feed store and got 20 more!!!
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  2. Mrs MIA

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    [​IMG] Now that's TRUE dedication!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenannie

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  4. kinnip

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    Superb! I'm totally using that trick!
     
  5. yellowdragon

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    I like your idea of a quick fix. [​IMG] . That's what I've been doing for so long is just getting a quick fix. Now I have more than 70 chickens [​IMG]
     
  6. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband will be here shortly for his lunch break! We will see how this goes over. [​IMG]
    Whats done is done, Its not like I can return them!! LOL!
     
  7. Mrs MIA

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    Asking forgiveness instead of permission, eh?

    I'm going to have to do that myself when DH gets home tomorrow... [​IMG]
     
  8. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, he is ok with it but his problem is, I have them in the house in the garden tub off our bedroom. That is where I raised 4 other batches of chicks over the years. I love to hear them cheap, anyway I promised they would only stay 1 week in the house and then I will move them to the nursery in the coop. lol. I am hoping my hen and 8 chicks will be ready to join the others. She stands by the gate as if wanting to take the chicks in the yard.
    I didn't expect too big of an issue with my husband, He knew I was crazy when we met 18 yrs ago! [​IMG]
     
  9. flock-mama

    flock-mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH never hears me say this, but I could be wrong about 6 out of my 8 chicks being a rooster! I noticed today they have a double comb growing in. One of the possible Fathers has a buttercup (I guess thats what its called) looking comb. When I first saw thick combs at 2 weeks old I just thought "Boys", I am thinking these could be girls with a buttercup comb!!!! I guess time will tell. And I can't return the new 20!!! lol!
    Please, Anyone feel free to use this excuse to get more chicks!!!!
     

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