I'm addicted. Seriously.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dreammaker8482, May 3, 2008.

  1. dreammaker8482

    dreammaker8482 Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to the feed store yesterday to pick up some feed, and lo and behold....they had more chicks and ducklings. Well, I saw they had 4 EE's left, so I snatched them up, and then they had Red sex-links that were way to cute for their own good, so I got 4 of them. Then, I saw the pekin ducklings. Well, there were some guys who were picking up all the ducklings (cuyaga, runners, and pekins) and I heard they were gonna raise them for food. It broke my heart (because I am a big softy like that) so I found this little baby pekin huddled in the corner and snatched him up so he wouldn't become someone dinner. It is absolutely adorable, so now my other pekin has a friend. [​IMG]

    My official count is: 2 Pekin ducklings, 2 RIR, 2 White Leghorns, 3 Black Australorps, 4 EE's. and 4 Red sex-links. That is 17 altogether! I think I need to find the nearest Poultry Anonymous group near me!! [​IMG]
     
  2. ChelleEnchanted

    ChelleEnchanted Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 5 standard chickens
    but, i havent gotten my eggs in the mail yet ;]]]]]


    hahahaa.
    we'll see how many i have by the time the incubators put away.
     
  3. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol ~ oh dear, dreammaker!! I have been studiously avoiding the feedstores for that VERY REASON!! lol ~
    I already have 16 little chickens, and my husband has put his foot down ~ "not ONE single MORE chicken!! " he proclaimed. So, I thought up all sorts of ways I could get away with a duck or a goose, but, no, it just isn't to be, we DO live in town, and as he pointed out ~ we still want our neighbors to love us ~ and so... I have STUDIOUSLY avoided those feedstores!! ~ lol,lol
    {:>)=
    ~Red
    edited to add : I even managed to get the last 5 on the excuse that they were a 4-H project for the kids, and wouldn't be around too long!! Can't even use THAT good ol' excuse anymore [​IMG]
     
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  4. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sure you can, just tell him more kids joined the 4-H project and now there isn't enough chicks to go around.
     
  5. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you all are lucky, the only feed store here does not sell chicks, its a good thing though, because I would be in the same boat as you all, maybe worse because hubby works there, and 1) I would get a discount on them, so I would buy them all the time and 2) I could not sneak them in because he would already know I bought them. still its a risk I am willing to take, too bad they wont order chicks.
     
  6. dreammaker8482

    dreammaker8482 Out Of The Brooder

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    My boyfriend said that the only other thing that we are allowed to own is a goose...but only because it would be a watch goose. Let's see how that goes. Right now I am up to my ears in chicks and ducklings....but a toulouse would be really neat. As long as it doesn't beat me up when it gets older. [​IMG]
     
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    There is no support group, no counseling and no hope. It is not an addiction it is a DISEASE! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] A disease that must be fed. hehehehehe

    I want a couple Swedish Blue ducks...they are so adorable. If you want a guard animal, get a couple guineas. Or a peacock...
     
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  8. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ARE your support group!! We support you in your addiction...now get started on another coop!![​IMG]
     
  9. coopist

    coopist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    55885100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know how you feel, my nabor was going to send his rooster up totampa to be slautered and eaten up ther. i asked if i could take him. he said yes so i feel good that i saved his life i had him 4 or 5 years and one day something got in his coop, i think it was one of my neighbors pit-bulls.
     

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