Has it Gone as you expected ?

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

  1. buc

    buc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    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
    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.

  4. robbobbin

    robbobbin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2007
    I wanted ALL the chickens!!! I'm still working on that-btw
  5. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2007
    Capac, MI
    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

    May 6, 2007
    Dayton, TX
    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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