I had no idea it would be this bad...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4hchknmama, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. 4hchknmama

    4hchknmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2009
    Monroe, WA
    Ok, I am fairly new to the whole chicken thing. I had them when I was a kid and we have had one or two off and on for the past couple of years, but, I guess you can say I have been really bitten by the bug this time! I built my own incubator, mainly for my kids to watch a hatch (My son is in 4H and I thought he would enjoy the experience) and I got some mutt eggs from a lady close by. Well our first hatch in our homemade bator gave us 5 chicks (although, I had to cull one). Not to mention since we started hatching we have acquired a trio of Buff Silkies, 2 Sicilian Buttercup hens, a Dutch Bantam hen, and tomorrow I have two more Silkie Roos and another hen coming (These on top of my sons 4-H chicks! Now, to top this ridiculous sickness off, our feed store has chicks in! I stopped by to get some grain for my horse and lo and behold chicks! Well, they had Barred Rock babies in and I have wanted one forever and always missed them when they were in, so, little Molly has joined the other babies in the nursery. Not to mention they are getting one shipment a week for the next several weeks and this week they are getting giant cochins!! [​IMG] Aaaggghhh! Plus, I have another 8 eggs in my little incubator. I mean, seriously, does this ever stop or is this going to be an affliction/addiction that will plague me for the rest of my days!?! *sigh* Oh well, I figured someone on this forum was bound to understand, lol.
  2. jeanniejayne

    jeanniejayne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2008
    OHHHH, girl! You are scaring the bejesus out of me! I am just getting my first chicks this weekend Welsummers! Pray for meeeeeeee..........[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
  3. joanc

    joanc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2007
    Shafer, MN
    Enjoy the madness [​IMG]
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yes the addiction is real and baby chicks will steal your heart and soul, even if they aren't silkies.
    Resistance is futile.
  5. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    Mine started with 2 chicks. Then to 8. Now it's 35. I want more but I would have to get another coop. My coop was suppose to be half storage and a small area for the chickens and guess what....it's all coop. [​IMG] And we are thrilled. We love ours. BTW: One of my favorite breed are the buttercups. They are the sweetest chickens I've ever been around. [​IMG]
  6. Herechickychick

    Herechickychick Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2009
    Northern California
    Yes I have the sickness too, dont worry, most people on here have it too. Enjoy you're chickies![​IMG]
  7. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Well my frend you are infected with the same desease we have, the only cure is more chickens [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. happyheart

    happyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Thornville, Oh
    I think we all start out the same way wanting 1 or 2 and well by the time its all over with you just cant resist. I couldnt imagine my life without chickens. I could sit and just watch them for hours.
  9. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Guthrie, OK
    [​IMG] I went by a feed store today and looked at some chicks to get my "fix" I cannot wait for mine to be in next week!! It is taking everything in me to not buy more!!! It helps that the one I went to today is the only feedstore within 45 min that has chicks right now [​IMG]
  10. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Coastal Georgia
    I was thinking 3 or 4 and ended up ordering 19 plus 7 broilers...[​IMG]

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