How bad is your addiction?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AtRendeAcres, May 20, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    My name is Joanne

    I am chickaholic [​IMG]

    Please don't help me just wondering if you are also a CHICKAHOLIC? & how bad you have itTell me how bad you have it!

    I had Brahmas, Cochins & EE's

    I hatched ([​IMG] cohin & had to find out what everyone was talking about with BO) & bought in Febuary!

    hatched (show quality SLP, bBR & SAL) & bought in April! (couldn't pass up BO, GS & RIR & mystery bantams)

    ordered my cornish from welp!

    day later added Blue Waynedottes

    2 days later change Blue Waynedotte to Salmon Faverolles!

    next day added Buff Brahmas! because they are in my top 3 favorite!!!

    just called to see if I can put Dominiques in order
    ((will call me later to see if they are available))

    and the bottom line by fall I will have sold or given (I love to Bless people with chickens) 1/2 of these guys away!


    waiting to hear [​IMG]
     
  2. Tutter

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    Problem? Are you implying that I have a problem?




    I can stop anytime I want to!


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  3. Cheep Mama

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    [​IMG] Yes, I have the addiction too! We have 42 and are getting more delivered in June.
     
  4. Southern Gardener

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    I'm going to get fired if I don't stay off of this site!
     
  5. yellowdragon

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    [​IMG] I have 44 now and I keep buying hatching eggs from people. I have a bator and so does my mom. She has hatched 3 or four batches( my and her eggs) and now I have her eggs plus some I bought plus some she bought [​IMG] . I can't stop. I spent my entire weekend ( besides going to the hospital to vist my papaw) building a bigger coop. And now I am deciding were the others are going. shhh don't tell my DH. [​IMG] . Plus I have to name them all. I spend time with them to find the perfect name for them. It takes a while, but I am willing to do it [​IMG]


    I'm not crazy, in my eyes anyway!!
     
  6. HenMamma

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    My obsession started as 3-4 about a month ago. A week later it was 4-6, then 6-8. Last week it upped to 11. Today I pick up my 3 easter egger's and am tempted to get more!
     
  7. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    i think all of us here are chick addicts.i know i am.i have room for 400 hens.an a brooder coop for 150 at 6wks old.as well as 3 big brooders to start chicks in.an house them for 4 to 6wks.
     
  8. gypsygirl1421

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    Quote:[​IMG] Me too! I keep waiting for the nasti-gram. I know they monitor what we do online! I don't know what I will do if it happens. I write alot, and its nice to come here for mental breaks. It also works the other way, I hear what everyone else has for chickens and I want some to.It ends up feeding the additcion. I am running out of room for chickens. I just remade my den, I actually took the tv out, and turned the couch around so I can sit and watch the chickens in their fenced in back yard! My mom was very puzzled when she came to visit. She kept asking.. "and what am I looking at here?"
     
  9. yellowdragon

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    Quote:[​IMG] Me too! I keep waiting for the nasti-gram. I know they monitor what we do online! I don't know what I will do if it happens. I write alot, and its nice to come here for mental breaks. It also works the other way, I hear what everyone else has for chickens and I want some to.It ends up feeding the additcion. I am running out of room for chickens. I just remade my den, I actually took the tv out, and turned the couch around so I can sit and watch the chickens in their fenced in back yard! My mom was very puzzled when she came to visit. She kept asking.. "and what am I looking at here?"

    [​IMG] sounds like something I'd do.
     
  10. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Hey, who you calling addicted?? Not me!! I dont "need" to have more...i just like to have them. I started with one rescued Rooster. Then he "needed" a few ladies. So I got him 3. Well...then I saw some babies at the feed store...so I got 6 of them....thats enough, right?? Well...of course not! We now have a turkey house with 1 tom 3 hens, a breeder coop, 4 pens and runs with 6 EE, 3 RIR and a EE with a silkie Roo, 1 Langshan roo with 3 hens ( leaving this week for sure!) and a pair of Silver pheonix, ( that need a new home). [​IMG] I have a pen for the Cornish cross...a pen with 14 mixed babies... 9 RIR in thier own coop, 15 BO with a Dom hen and a banty cochin frizzle hen, and a frizzle pen, with 1 roo and 3 hens. There are 8 leghorns,3 langshans 1 BO and 2 RIR in a brooder in the garage, a langshan in with a new hatched turkey poult in the basement. One bator is due this weekend with 4 turkeys and 8 EE, and the other bator has 14 more turkey eggs, due in 3 weeks. Addicted?? Naaaaa. Oh, and I started my bator up last October, only shut it off long enough to clean for the next batch![​IMG]
     

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