Hello from Massachusetts!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dybael, May 17, 2011.

  1. Dybael

    Dybael Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    Hi, BYC! I'm a total newbie to the world of chickens, and just about ready to spontaneously combust from excitement because my order of chicks from the feed store should be ready tomorrow! Eeee! I'm going a little crazy trying to make sure my brooder setup is absolutely perfect, and I think I need someone to tell me that they'll be okay in spite of my neurotic over-preparation. [​IMG]

    I'm 20 years old and on indefinite medical leave from college while I deal with chronic Lyme disease and its assorted coinfections and auto-immune complications. My parents really don't like animals in general very much, so I've never had a pet before, but I finally managed to win a concession from them by billing the chickens as a "Aww man, all of my friends are graduating this year and I'm depressed, they're getting showered with graduation presents, don't I deserve a congratulations-for-not-dying-these-past-four-years present?" thing. I, uhm, wasn't exactly expecting it to work - the begging-for-a-pet thing has been a conversational staple since I was, like, four, and it's never worked before. But wow, I am definitely not complaining! I get chickens!

    If you ask me again tomorrow, I'll have two Barred Plymouth Rocks, two Silver-Laced Wyandottes, and two Speckled Sussex. Right now I have an empty brooder and a heat lamp that's being raised and lowered and rotated while I go slightly insane with this thermometer.
  2. dkvart1

    dkvart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Yep, you are oozing delight, I can feel it! Congratulations on the chickens! So glad they finally caved and let you have some pets! Sorry to hear about the Lyme disease. Don't know anything about brooding chicks, I'm one of the chickenless around here but hope to have some by the end of June, once we're settled in our new home.

    Wishing you the best of luck with your new adventure... and of course once your out of the post quarantine phase, pictures would be great. You'll find there are those of us who can't get enough of baby chick pics!
  3. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Dybael

    Dybael Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    Quote:"Oozing delight" sounds about right! There's a healthy dose of "Oh no, I'm going to mess this all up somehow" in there too, but the delight is wonderful at distracting me from it.

    Man oh man, I am going to go crazy with pictures. I'm already taking pictures of my empty brooder just to quench the MUST DOCUMENT EVERYTHING! urge. [​IMG]
  7. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2010
    Rogers, Mn.
    Welcome, from Minnesota.
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Good luck with your chicks & with your recovery [​IMG]
  10. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine

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