I'm Trapped in BYC and I Can't Get Out!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by winniegirl, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. winniegirl

    winniegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008

    OK, so all summer I've been thinking about my grandfather's farm, telling my little kids how neat it was to go there and feed the cows, play with cats, have baby chickens and ducks at Easter and "pick" the eggs (as they say in PA Dutch land) THen on a whim I call the township and ask if I can have chickens and they say sure, long as they are pets and no roos. I convince my DH who rolls his eyes but always agrees with my outlandish desires. I'm thinking of dwarf dairy goats next,

    Then I look around for coops and only find beautiful Amish made ones that could be handed down thru generations, but out of my price range. Next thing I know a woman from church offers me her coop and two chickens. Poor things never had a run...

    And then I discover BYC!!![​IMG] ( True, you are all probably a bit loopy on chickens but in a completely harmless and good-hearted way! I fear I'm halfway there [​IMG] )

    I have already learned that the new chicks should NOT be housed right outside our kitchen window and our screened porch due to fragrance/fly issues. [​IMG] And I love looking at the coop pix, and I even caught DH checking it out last night! I have half a notebook full of notes on almost every topic. Many thanks to all of you who have already kindly pointed out better methods.

    So I'm already addicted and I don't even have my birds yet??
    Oh, and we need a run made by next Sunday and I don't know how DH will ever get it done

    warm regards!!
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Welcome to BYC, winnie. Enjoy your chickens and your kids and your memories of your grandpa's farm.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    We are all evil enablers. You will never never leave. MWAHAHAHA!
  4. geckomama

    geckomama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    It will all work out!

    There is nothing better for the kids and the chooks!!

    hugs to your dh and know the memories and values you are instilling will be with all of you forever! [​IMG]
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member


    and remember:

    1) resistance is futile

    2) build a coop 3 times bigger than you think you need... you'll get more chicks / chickens guaranteed!

  6. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I compare the BYC experience to shopping at IKEA. Once you come in, you see lots of things you like and as much as you may try, it's almost impossible to find your way out of....

  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Quote:Ditto!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:UGH.... If my wife loved BYC (or me for that matter) as much as IKEA, the world would be a better place! [​IMG]
  9. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] You'll love it here!!
  10. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    [​IMG] ahhhhhaaaaa the addictive chicken fever is spreading!!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of BYC may you be forever blessed with the "Chicken Fever" but be warned there is no cure!!! Enjoy!

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