I think I'm addicted!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by madamwlf, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Well, this is my first year with chickens and I'm loving it. In less then a year I've added two coops and two connecting yards. Loads of space. I have 11 standard girls and 4 Nankin Bantams (2 hens and 2 roos). A few days ago I placed my first online order from mypetchicken for 10 more female chicks and I told my husband no more bantams. The two I have aren't even laying. Then I started looking at McMurray's page and I saw the beautiful Japanese bantams and Sebrights. I caved. Put in an order for 25 assorted straight run. I love surprises!!! [​IMG] And I believe I am hooked.
     
  2. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahahaha! oh hahahahaha![​IMG]
     
  3. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    I'm so excited since I have a exotic unknown chick coming too. Even more surprises.
     
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    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had the room I'd have a ton too! I'm in a neighborhood where they aren't even legal though=( I have 6 now and nobody complains [​IMG]
     
  5. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    We're so lucky our land is already zoned agriculture. The neighbors have/had chickens and cows. Our other neighbors thoroughly enjoyed watching our flock while we were on Christmas vacation. I'm thankful I have a husband who indulges my whims. [​IMG]
     
  6. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep you have caught the dreaded "Chicken Fever"! It isn't fatal, unless your spouse kills you! [​IMG] I have it too, although I am resisting it, fighting it tooth and nail...and losing! I want some show quality silver laced wyandottes in the spring, but I have to build a new coop and run first. I just can't wait to see those lovely laced birds free ranging in my yard with my current collection of Buff Orps and RIR's.
     
  7. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Oh the silver laced are beauties. I have one female. So I ordered a few Blue Laced Reds and Golden Laced girls. Can't wait to have the three running around together.
     
  8. chicknerd

    chicknerd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love 'Chicken Math!' [​IMG]

    I have resisted so far for this spring but even DH knows I wont be able to resist once I start attending swaps.......

    And I am going to start incubating some eggs this spring too. I have been told that is an even worse addiction!

    Good luck with your new little ones!!
     
  9. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hubbys get the chicken fever too!! hahaha
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  10. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    He pretends like he doesn't care but I know he does. He has a rooster out there and he messes with the ladies too. Heck, he even helps to take care of them.
     

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