Happy Easter everyone!!! 6 new little chicks added to my family today

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nicsdimples, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. nicsdimples

    nicsdimples New Egg

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    I read that somewhere in BYC that chickens are like potato chips, you can't have just one. It's so true. And they are addictive! I have 2 ten months old Americana hens (Prada and Gucci i named them!) and it's definitely not enough after seeing how great they are. A month ago, i got myself 2 RIR and Barred Rock (Coco) and today, i was on Bantam fever, drove all the way to Norco and got myself a Columbian Cochin (snow white) and 6 bantam (dwafts - 2 silkies, 1 partridge cochin, 1 barred buff cochin, 2 lavender cochins). Should have gotten 7 bantam , and i would be able to say 'hey, that's my snow white and the seven dwafts!!!)

    Anyway, i am extremely content and happy. But i do have a lot of work ahead of me. Firstly, i need to get a temporary coop set up for my one month old pullets. They are still in a box! My new big coop will not arrive till end of May. I am quite nervous how i am going to handle all these chicks. All suggestions are welcome. I wish not to spend unnecessary money on the temporary coop as i am already paying an arm and leg for the new one. I wonder if my pullets will get along well with my hens.

    Never have i thought i would love chickens and be blogging about them. I am now called the chicken lady by my friends (and i don't mind), getting my whole block of neighbors excited about having chicks too! (just converted one family today, she ended up with 4 chicks too). Nevertheless, i am a very happy person today and i hope my chicks will thrive and survive for a long time (had total 6 casualties in the pass).

    Thank you for reading my post and i wish you have a great happy chicky day!
     
  2. pimachickens

    pimachickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! It sounds like you are well on your way to a large chicken family. Good luck with all the new ones!
     
  3. ghillie

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  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  10. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So happy you caught the chicken fever! Welcome!!
     

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