For Mylilchix-Chicken Addicts 12 Step Program

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickensioux, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Songster

    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    I took the liberty of consolidating the Chicken Addicts 12 Step Program.
    1. Admit you have a problem.
    2. Let the enablers (those that introduce you to new breeds of chickens
    you don't have yet) know that you have a problem.
    3. Purchase those new breeds of chicks from step 2.
    4. Deal with the crowding situation in your coop.
    5. Admit you have a problem.
    6. Build a larger coop so you have room to buy more chicks.
    7. Buy more chicks.
    8. Invest in an incubator to start hatching your own chicks (this can be
    claimed with the IRS under Health Care - it saved your life).
    9. Clear a room in your house (displace child if nec.) to keep your new
    incubator, brooders, etc. you'll need the space.
    10. Add on to your coop and assure the husband that it's only "an
    addition" (til the eggs hatch).
    11. Move to more acreage so your chickens can have more space (no
    other reason necessary).
    12. Give it up-you have an addiction.

    ***Disclaimer-this program does NOT claim to "cure" the addiction.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  2. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Love it! I would change #12 to read:

    12. Start over at step 1.
  3. lil'chickies

    lil'chickies Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    West Texas
    My hubby was reading through this with me. He rolled his eyes and said, "Great." [​IMG]
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Songster

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    I am a chicken addict. [​IMG] And I love my addiction. [​IMG]
    I hope I never ever get "cured"
  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
  6. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Hi my name is Sonja, and I am a chicken addict. Whew, ok I've admited I have a problem! Now who has seramas and button quail, I need to move on to step 2. lol [​IMG]

    Chickensioux, thanks for putting that together I needed the list.

  7. NOnuggets

    NOnuggets In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Coeur d'Alene Idaho
    Hi, my name is Karen, and I am a poultry addict. I have 25 chickens in the henhouse, 6 in the barn (but I sold them...I promise), 5 ducks on the hill, three geese, two turkeys (and she is brooding), have 22 chicks and five ducklings in my living room, 25 more chicks arriving in two weeks [​IMG] and nowhere to put them...And I agreed to adopt the neighbor's 12 chickens because she is moving and can't take them...I wonder if I should get some Light Brahmas??? I've heard they are great dual purpose birds...I could trade some Brabanters or some Sussex...Where does trading fall in the twelve steps?
  8. Huny

    Huny Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Sunny Southern Arizona
    Yea, I have a problem. I just swear we're going to sell the eggs and make some money back, but seriously I can just see me giving them away to the food bank. SHHEEEZE!
  9. Dr.Doorlock

    Dr.Doorlock Songster

    Oct 21, 2008
    Garland, Texas
    THAT"S IT! My 25 year old son just moved out. I'll fill the room with chicken supplies. Incubator, brroder. Why couldn't I have INDOOR CHICKENS. Then I wouldn't even have to go outside for my daily FIX.
  10. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
    [​IMG] I don't have a addiction not me nope never. Is that a chick! Oh I need more chicks [​IMG]

    An addiction that is just silly

    Can I hold that chick for you. Just one just one more I can handle it just need one more come on GIVE IT TO ME NOW [​IMG]

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