I'm getting the chick itch...uh oh

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by conroy, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone stop me. Ima itchy for a chickie. LOL Just saw all the beautiful pics of everyones chicks!! [​IMG]

    I need to take a breath..... [​IMG] ....don't know if that's gonna work. Oh well not sure if I should get another banty EE or some golden sebrights... decisions decisions. [​IMG]

    Thanks for listening I feel better now. [​IMG]
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    when you have an itch, scratch it! just get some and it'll be like calamine lotion on poison oak.

    i have 7 little cuties right now that just make me smile...and guess what? i have not had any itching since they arrived...coincidence? i think not...
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you have chick itch it won't be long before you get a really bad case of hatching fever.
     
  4. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL I think you're right.. I'm gonna start looking.. I wish I could go to the feed store and pick up 4 ameracauna's like debiraymond did, she's so lucky. [​IMG] If you leave an egg at this time of year in the brooder box will they hatch and if they do would the chicks live over the winter outside with the other chickens?
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  5. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're coming HERE for what?

    BYC is to resisting chickens...
    what the corner pub is to quitting drink(!)
    "C'mon, have another!"
     
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  6. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL I read the incubating and hatching posts all teh time. I don't know if I could do it...but you're right it's only a matter of time!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    An egg will not hatch in a brooder box. You need an incubator, either manual or a broody hen. They will need heat for nearly 12weeks at this time of year. Chicks that gt chilled will sicken and die very quickly.
     
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
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    Quote:she's not making that up. it's a medical/psychological fact.

    my bator comes this week...and so do enough eggs to fill it.
     
  9. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the info...that's what I love about all you BYCers always so helpful and I learn something new everyday on this site.
     
  10. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:she's not making that up. it's a medical/psychological fact.

    my bator comes this week...and so do enough eggs to fill it.

    Good luck with hatching...don't forget to post pics..seeing everyone's pics is one of my favorite things about this site.
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    Oh and the smilies!!! [​IMG]
     

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