New Chicken Mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alene16, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Alene16

    Alene16 Just Hatched

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    The plan was to start with 6 chicks and then it was going to be 8, in case we lost some. But darn it when I got to the local farm store they were so cute and so many and I had to have two of each. We now have 12 and they are 3-4 weeks old. I set them up in a big rubber maid storage bin, the kind you use for the garden. They are already starting to fly, I didn't expect that this soon, nor did I expect them to get that far up so young. So I have added height to the sides of the brooder to keep them safe. I am really enjoying watching them grow and seeing the changes in them both physically and socially. Its better then T.V.!!
    We are hoping the sun will stay out this weekend so they can go for their first outside adventure, but they will stay mostly in the garage until we move them to the coop the end of March. I also own a dog boarding and daycare kennel, so its going to be interesting and a little challenging until they are full grown.
     
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  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like you've already experienced "chicken math" [​IMG]
     
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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Cluckspert13

    Cluckspert13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope you enjoy it here and find everything you are looking for! If I could be of any assistance, please feel free to contact me through PM or through this thread!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Alene16, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! As liz said, you are a victim of 'chicken math." Good luck to you and best wishes!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It starts with 6, and then it becomes 12, and then 24, and then ------ welcome to chicken math and BYC.
     
  10. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC

    You sound like me. I could never have enough chickens[​IMG]
     

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