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How do you control the addiction?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SunAngel, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Spring has definitely sprung here and I am finding myself pleasantly surrounded by little peepers!

    ~9 six week olds in the outside coop brooder
    ~9 four week olds in the rabbit hutch brooder-in the house
    ~10 two week olds (that I hatched) and 10 three day old standards (from TSC) in a separate brooder-in the house
    ~10 day old Bantams (from TSC-bought today)- in their own little cage

    ~5 duck eggs, 16 Blue Ameraucana eggs and 6 mixed eggs in the bator (due around 4/20).
    ~9 Blue Ameraucana eggs under a broody (due 4/26)

    And 36 chicks due from Ideal on 4/22.

    Anyone else got chick fever????

  2. NancyP

    NancyP Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Sorry they don't make a patch to control this. I guess you will just have to live with it. [​IMG]
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
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    Control!!! (takes deep breath, crying from laughter...)

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Control addiction!!!!!!!

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  4. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

    Mar 30, 2009
    North Florida
    I am going to have my DH read your post then he won't think I'm so bad after all:) every time i drive by TSC my car just starts turning in all by its self....
  5. smokeater413

    smokeater413 Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    NW Florida
    I have 20 rir's in the run, 24 white leghorns in the incubator......had the urge to go to the local feed store, rode the motorcycle......cant bring home chicks on a motorcycle.....well not that kind anyway!
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Control? What control???????????? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Addiction? What addiction? I don't have an addiction! (looks around for lightning coming from the sky)[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009

  8. Ryu

    Ryu Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    We got 38 from ideal, have hatched maybe 40, have 30 in the hatcher and about 130 in the incubator.....

    It's sooo out of control, but we're trying to get 4 breeding projects going and we just need more birds.

    I don't know how we've gotten so many. We weren't getting any eggs then-BOOM. I can't think about it anymore my head is going to explode....[​IMG]
  9. Bil

    Bil Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    No control needed except maybe cruise control to keep it going!!

    I have 9 6-week old
    2 4-week olds
    6 3-week olds
    19 eggs in incubator
    18+ eggs being shipped next week.
    (oh, and I'm looking for a couple of GLW chicks if you know of any in Oregon!! [​IMG] )

  10. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My DH is pretty good, he just calmly says "Oh, cool", when I ramble on about my latest chick purchase from TSC, a hatchery, BYC'ers or the auction.

    I guess lucky for me TSC only got 2 breeds of standards in (secretly hoping they get more, but I probably shouldn't be).

    We have to go buy a shed to use as a new Bantam coop this weekend. My chicken/duck compound keeps expanding lol.

    Its nice to see I am not the only one with this addiction! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009

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