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How do you deal with your addiction?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LovinMyPeeps, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    So, I went to a swap/meet in Waddington NY... and I promised myself I wouldn't do it.... one ameraucana and one Ameraucana/Polish Cross (what a combo right??) and I still... need... more.... I'll post a pick of my two new pullets later [​IMG]

  2. fasbendera

    fasbendera Songster

    Jan 30, 2009
    I gauge how many chickens before the DH changes the locks. I could use the chicken to fishing lure ratio but I don't have enough room for that many chickens.
  3. HBuehler

    HBuehler Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    How do I deal with it?
    One chick at a time..or one incubator at a time [​IMG]
    My husband gave up after 50 or s:hmmnly rule no started chickens can come in now..must be in egg form
    Hatching as I type [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    I continue to make DH build pens. [​IMG]
  5. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    So then to add insult to injury at the swap... I got to talking with this nice young lady about incubators.. and I find myself surfing the web looking at eggs and bators... I keep finding myself in deeper and deeper! Thinking mmm marans would be nice.. or favorelles... or...
  6. SallyF

    SallyF Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Quote:I'm an antiquated 4H chicken raiser, so I have a fondness for buying 4H kids' chickens at their auction. I've been reading all the posts on closed flocks though, so I may try to break that addiction. I won't do incubators though. Somehow I have to find a breed that goes broody a lot so I can hatch.
  7. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Crowing

    Apr 19, 2009
    Quote:This is no help at all but I vote 'Keep Supporting those 4-H kids!' [​IMG]

    I know, I know... risky, quarantine is a hassle, etc... but man are you ever giving back when you do that. Some of the nicest kids and families I've ever met have been in 4-H. Every organization has it's bad apples, but the overall 4-H atmosphere is so positive. I just adore the program.

    ETA: A response to the original question. [​IMG]

    How do I manage it? I quit cleaning my house years ago. I just focus on the coop now. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009

  8. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    How do I deal with it? Buy more eggs -- buy more chicks -- set more of my own eggs....

    BUT, I also market birds (layers and babies) and hatching eggs, and select roosters...

    And I give birds to people who just happen to need some.

    Right now I have: 16 Delaware hens and 2 roos. 23 RIR hens including pullets and 1 roo. 12 Barred Rock hens and 3 roos. 4 Australorp hens. 15 Buff Orpington hens and 1 roo. 1 Blue Orpington roo. 6 Ameracauna hens and 1 roo. 2 Buckeye hens and 1 roo. 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte pair. 1 Speckled Sussex pair. 2 miscellaneous red roosters. 4 miscellaneous purebred pullets. 35 Coturnix quail. 1 Sultan cockerel, 4 or 5 unidentified bantam pullets, some gold and silver sebrights, some polish, some dark brahma, some golden campine, some mixed breed standards in the bantam pen, and in the incubator some mixed breed bantams, some speckled sussex, some blue orpington, some blue ameracauna and some buttercups....And about 75 birds in the mail or on order. [​IMG]

    ETA: Oh yeah, edited to add the 14 Muscovy ducks and 1 turkey
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
  9. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    If I had more than a 1/4 acre... sigh... still looking for that perfect little farm house to support my addiction. I want Orps and Favorelles, and Doms, and well.. the list goes on.
  10. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Addiction...uh what addiction [​IMG]

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