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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickyGM, May 13, 2009.

  1. ChickyGM

    ChickyGM Hatching

    May 13, 2009
    Hi All.

    I have been avidly reading this Forum since I succumbed to the chicken craze by stopping at TSC when my co-worker told me she had just bought some baby chicks to raise as egg layers and asked me why didn't I just pick up a few too. Well needless to say, I went to TSC but they had sold out, but undeterred, I then went to my local feed store where a very helpful young man assisted me by picking out three BR pullets and three golden comets with all the supplies I would need for a brooder. I must have an addiction gene hidden in me because I brought those home and immediately fell in love with them. I somehow convinced my not so pleased hubby to build be the cutest coop and run. I soon found out that one of my BR pullets somehow transformed itself into a roo which ,for some unexplained reason, made me happy and I began to dream about baby BR's.

    I waited until my pullets and roo were 6 weeks old then put them into the coop and had to run to TSC to pick up some more feed, new feeders, etc. While there, I just happened to glance into a bin labeled "straight run bantams". I am sure you can guess the rest. I came home with 5 darling babies in assorted colors. Of, course I immediately called my friend that started this craze, and she had to rush over and buy 6 banty's herself. Not to be outdone, I waited one whole week, then went back to TSC on the pretext of needing more supplies. Of course they had a new batch of baby silky's. I am not sure I exactly remember what happened next as I must have gone into full blown chicken blackout, but the short version is that I came home with four silky's, one white, black, yellow and light grey.

    I now have a second coop that the first batch of banty's are in with:weee:weee plans for a stagecoach tractor coop to move the big chickens in so the silky's can have their coop. I have accumulated a total of 15 chickens in a little over 6 weeks and am beginning to dream about incubators. Please tell me there is a cure for chicken addiction or I may wind up divorced!

    Thank you in Advance,

    Newbie Chicken Obsessed

  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    No cure, just roll with it! [​IMG]
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    there is no cure.istarted1year ago with 3 chickens and now i have over 30 hens 3 roos 6 ducks 4 geese and 6 goats and 60 baby chicks and ducks
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Please tell me there is a cure for chicken addiction !

    Sorry there is no cure, Its a permanent condition [​IMG]
  5. ChickyGM

    ChickyGM Hatching

    May 13, 2009
    Oh my, with no cure I can't imagine what my yard will be like in one year:) Hubby is just going to have to learn to love chickens...
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  7. peckndirt

    peckndirt Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    You'll be fine ,buy 4 more and call me in the morning. [​IMG]

  8. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    [​IMG] from Missouri
  9. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Songster

    May 9, 2009
    Welcome to BYC from Houston, Tx and enjoy your stay here
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  10. TXmom

    TXmom Songster

    Welcome, fellow Texan!

    Welcome to you too, Polish Chickens, looks like we're practically neighbors.

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