Just got my chickens last week. My husband thinks I'm nuts.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kyckling66, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. kyckling66

    kyckling66 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,
    I'm new to the whole chicken thing. I've been reading and trying to get as much information as possible to make sure I don't turn out to be a huge failure as a chicken-momma. My husband and I bought a house a year ago that had an old coop out back, and I spent the better part of the last two weeks renovating it. I've got the pullets in place (there are 6) and I'm already a bit obsessed. My husband keeps telling me "they are just chickens" but I'm already completely attached. I look forward to getting advice from all of you.
     
  2. Onewiththeducks

    Onewiththeducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Until someone gets chickens (Ducks in my case) nobody will understand how attached you can be! Also, welcome to BYC!
     
  3. 1hotmoma

    1hotmoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't take long to get attached. I know mine almost as well as I know my own kids.
     
  4. farmboy22

    farmboy22 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am somewhat attached to my chickens. I would advise you to not get very attached to them whether they are killed by predators or your husband decides to eat one.
    Feeding the chickens correctly and making sure the coop has no drafts are going to be your biggest challenges. And instead of paying for hay, you could just use grass clippings.
     
  5. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Congrats on your new chickens. All us of here understand your attachment to your new chickens. My hubby didn't mind chickens when we first got them but now he is as attached as me . :welcome
     
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  6. bruceha2000

    bruceha2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think your DH will be able to help but like them. They have so much personality. Nothing like working on something and having the girls come around and ask "Hey, whacha doin??"

    Have him put some Black Oil Sunflower Seed (BOSS) in his hand and squat down by the girls then put his hand out palm up. He'll have friends for life (theirs, not his [​IMG])


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    Bruce
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. Yolk

    Yolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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