FLOCK IS GETTING LARGE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bogee, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. bogee

    bogee Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like I gotta have my wife and granddaughter barred from TSC during their chick days! Last year we bought 12 production reds and 2 speckled sussex. This year we bought 12 tinted tetras and 2 wynadotes. That would be 28. I came home from work today and there where 6more leghorn chicks in the brooder tub. With the orphan the neighbor gave us and the 1 peep whick we hatched(unfortunately we trusted our dogs around the peeps and lost 9 will never make that mistake again) we now will have 35 chickens laying this summer! gonna have to build a little wagon for the granddaughter to pull around the neighborhood and yell eggs for sale! The chickens are fun though!
     
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  2. ben is a terror

    ben is a terror Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry there is hope Chick days only last several more weeks [​IMG] Right now there are 2 rubbermaid tubs in my livingroom. Both filled with chicks. Can only type with 1 hand cause there is a chick on the other. oppps there goes 1 flying across the room. so much peeping I don't sleep.I said no more but it's CHICK SEASON!!!!!!! Welcome to the world of chick math only we understand it. Good luck with your brood.
     
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  3. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is exactly what happened to us, except it was me bringing the chicks home [​IMG] Luckily my husband is very understanding, as it sounds like you are :)
     
  4. gcbsmommy

    gcbsmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like you are having a lot of fun! I am sure your granddaughter is storing a lot of great memories along the way! Enjoy! :)
     
  5. chickenmanII

    chickenmanII Out Of The Brooder

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    We are the same way, too many chicks, If there is such a thing. My wife is addicted to fluffy butts, she wants them all.
     
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  6. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    35 is a good number but you could double that and still be happy :lau

    Chick days isn't over for awhile yet, :p :jumpy you will need more feed :D :weee so be prepared for more chicks when you run out of feed :D
     
  7. chirpingcricket

    chirpingcricket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no. . .sooo true! Hadn't thought about that little extra temptation. Thinking that 'bating our own this time (35), would prevent me from picking up extras. [​IMG] I'l need to send my Hubby for feed instead of me. haha
     
  8. what did I do

    what did I do Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was everything my hubby could do to resist picking up more chicks and he is the one who says I have too many :) don't count of hubby being able to resist those cute little chicks.
     
  9. sphillips

    sphillips Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had plans to wait on the 25 chicks I ordered that will be here towards the end of April. We went to TSC this weekend to get some supplies and ended up going home with 6 pullets, per my husbands demand. He couldn't resist the cute little peepers! I'm going to have to keep him away from there or I will end up with WAY TOO MANY![​IMG]
     
  10. chirpingcricket

    chirpingcricket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]haha. Thanks, I think!
     

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