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Has it Gone as you expected ?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by buc, May 18, 2007.

  1. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whether it be the amount of live chics you hatched, to the building of the coops, to the shipments of chics to your home?


    I for one have been blessed with a high rate of hatches from my Silver Lace WY chickens.
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I wanted two hens, and that was it.

    I have 46 chicks in my brooder, 26 coming in June, and a reserve champion rooster in my backyard. I also have plans to build a fancy custom coop in my backyard.

    No, things have not gone as planned, but I sure like the way it has turned out!
     
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    I'm only a few days in, but so far it hasn't gone like I expected either.

    For the first thing, they are so darn cute!! I just want to watch them and watch them and watch them.. too bad I have other things that have to get done also! Not only are they cute, but they are hilarious. I was watching them play chick games last night (my favorite is "Dive bomb your sister" where one chick takes a flying leap into a group of quiet ones, and they all run peeping in different directions)
    For some reason I also had sort of a dark look on it. I thought a bunch would die in the first 48hrs. So far we haven't lost ANY <knock on wood>.

    And now I want MORE AND MORE!

    So nope, hasn't gone quite like I thought, either. It's been much better.

    -Meghan
     
  4. robbobbin

    robbobbin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted ALL the chickens!!! I'm still working on that-btw
     
  5. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Things are going well, but I definitely wasn't expecting:

    1. It would take so long to get the coop done
    2. The chicks would grow out of the first brooder I used
    3. My Orpingtons would need to be separated from the SLW's and the brahmas because they keep getting picked on
    4. I had no idea that they would grow so fast! And eat so much!!!
     
  6. Cheri

    Cheri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no clue what to expect so I guess it went better than I expected!
     
  7. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Who would have thought one chick would change your whole world? I didn't think it would but you can't have just one! What started out as a simple hobby turns into a full blown obsession! I thinks its better then post toasties!
     
  8. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Definitely Not as expected! he he he he!

    I never expected to want every breed there is, and I am well on my way![​IMG]
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sort of...I never realized how much people look at you like you have 3 heads full of writhing snakes when you say you have chickens...
    I didn't know any of the "rules".
    But danged if I won't give 'em up without a fight.
    I live vicariously through the rest of Hatchaholics Anonymous...
     
  10. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Quote:It's like the Harley saying " If I had to explain you wouldn't understand." lol it is funny the expressions on their faces.
     

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