grannys gone and done it

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  1. manychitlens

    manychitlens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I went to the feed store that's closest to me today with DH to pick up a couple of last minute things. Luckily (for him!) they were out of chicks until tomorrow. ;) One of the girls that works there brings in her 3 chicks when she's working, and keeps them in a brooder in the store (I guess so that they don't get lonely?). They are 6 weeks old, an EE, a barred rock, and a buff orp. I took one look at that orp and (after a short pleasant conversation) asked her if she lives in the city or the county, and she said she lIves in the city. Then I gently said to her, you might not want to get too attached to the orp then, because I'm almost positive she is, sadly, a he. :/ She was very adamant that it was in fact a hen, because "the hatchery sexed them". Yikes. I don't even have chickens yet, but I've stalked enough photos to know that a huge red comb and large red wattles are not a good indicator of a hen! Lol, I hope she's right and I'm wrong, but I would put money on that little one being a boy.
     
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    manychitlins, I love how you have done your home work before you get the chicks. Tons dont . not that it dont work out but many are lost along the way. and some you just cant tell any thing to. they will /have to, find out the hard way. Taking them to work with her every day is a little on the odd side to begin with i think. That should of been your sign. LOL
     
  3. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You talking about me? ;)
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    [​IMG] No, I wasnt. I am talking about people that DONT do their homework. You are or you wouldnt be here. I started out not knowing jack. Still dont know much. lol those that go to TSC and see the chicks and grab 20 then get home and say , what do you do with them, what do they eat? I think you just put them outside and they find their own food. Those are the people i am talking about.
     
  5. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    I have been avoiding going to the feed store because they have tons of chicks in now. Have about one day left for the bantams' food, so I will have to go tomorrow. I could probably avoid looking at the chicks and get out safely, but all that peeping! How can I avoid the adorable new chick peeping? I am doomed.
     
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    oh thats rough ! I keep saying ( to myself) that when we go i will send someone else in but by the time we arrive I just cant help myself !
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    Went outside today to feed and to my horror there was a coyote pack standing there. One of them was very large and had foam or drool dripping from its mouth. I barred its teeth at me and i just froze !!! I didnt know what to think or do. I dont know how long that went on but it seemed like forever. I was standing next to my brooder cage with the big hen in it that got hurt so i slipped the latch off the door and shooed the chicken out of the cage. It made a terrible noise. never heard one like that before. almost a scream. The coyote lunged at the hen and I took off back in the house. there was nothing i could do except watch as they destroyed my barn. I called the police and they informed me that because today was april fools day i could tease my friends all i wanted to and get by with it because you cant slap someone over the computer.
     
  8. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    :lau :smack
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    [​IMG] not my best work but short notice and all that.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I don't do April fool's jokes. . . .
     
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