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

    Apr 4, 2012
    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

    Jun 16, 2010
    Welcome! It sounds like you are well on your way to a large chicken family. Good luck with all the new ones!
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
  5. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
  10. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    So happy you caught the chicken fever! Welcome!!

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