just ordered from 3 different hatcheries husband doesn't know

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by johnson215, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. johnson215

    johnson215 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] we recently lost 5 chickens because i was out of town and my husband didn't make it back before it got dark and lock them in their coop. we have a bad fox problem around here! i lost my favorite little bantam rooster and his mate. my favorite easter egger ethel i've had for 3 years. i was so upset!!![​IMG] at him: I quess to cope with it i got a little carried away and ordered 57 more!!![​IMG] he is going to kill me i'll teach him
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Im so sorry for your losses! [​IMG] I havnt lost any chickens (as I only have one chick and a few eggs in the bator) but I have lost my fair share of ducks [​IMG] 4 total this year, broke my heart! But thqts why I have the eggs in the bator. Actually as we speak I have a baby chick in my lap [​IMG] what breeds of chicks are you getting?
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    57?!?!?!?! You may be kicking yourself trying to winter that many babies. I know I was completely overwhelmed when we raised 52 over the winter years ago.
     
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    wow that is alot!! i would have ordered a lesser amount. just saying, or perhaps you have that much space for them? accidents do happen. perhaps your hubby was having one of those days. we all do, from time to time. sorry about your loss of chickens as well.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    57? Wow thats a lot! Oh wait - I had 68 last year [​IMG]
     
  6. johnson215

    johnson215 Out Of The Brooder

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    they are coming at different months and i have a large sunroom to keep them in so i want have to go outside!!! it should be very interesting though..... hope my husband doesnt count them!![​IMG]
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well that was smart thinking [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. johnson215

    johnson215 Out Of The Brooder

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    i ordered marans, americanas, black sex link, welsummers, so many i forgot the rest!!!!![​IMG] i'm in trouble but i am going to take some back to virginia to my parents, dad is building the coop now!!! hopefully they will take about 25:[​IMG]
     
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    Quote:oh okay, then... [​IMG]
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Only 57?!!!!! [​IMG] So sorry you lost some of your flock........I thought it was bad the first year, when I lost one of my very first chickens and I replaced her with 4 chicks!

    WOW 57!!!! I have 12 chicks that are about one day old in the brooder. That's the most I've ever hatched at once......I thought 12 was alot!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Good luck and I know you will enjoy them!

    Sharon
     

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