new chicken owner by proxy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ericz, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. ericz

    ericz In the Brooder

    Mar 16, 2011
    media pa
    hi all,

    my 16-year-old daughter ordered six bantams from mcmurray hatchery, but we actually have about 20 altogether because they add cockerels to keep everybody warm in the box while being shipped.

    we live in a suburban neighborhood, so we will give the males away (the ones that are not bantams anyway) to her boss, who owns a pet store and lives on a farm.

    she also just received six duck eggs which are incubating and expected to hatch in about three weeks. the ducks will also be given away to her boss when they get big enough to quack. we did this same thing last year... just the ducks, no chickens though.

    right now everybody is in my garden shed, which i cleaned out and lined with straw and hung some heat lamps in. i also cut a 1-ft-square hole in the wall, which opens to an enclosed run i built which measures 8' long by 4' wide x 4' tall and is covered in chicken wire, with a door at the end for access. once we will be down to the bantams, i will build or buy a small coop and add it on to the enclosure.

    however, i am starting to think about getting some ornamental layers. i guess i am getting the chicken bug.

    we'll see what happens. in the meantime, i have several questions which i will post to the appropriate forums.

    looking forward to learning as much as i can!

  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    Gotta love the chicken addiction...they get ya for sure![​IMG] Good luck and welcome!
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!

    Sounds like your hooked!! [​IMG]
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. [​IMG]
  5. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    [​IMG] from minnesota
  6. jujubee

    jujubee Feather Hill Farm

    Mar 3, 2011
    Hi from Athens Ohio. When I lived in a Historical area of Dayton Ohio we had a lady with a pet duck that would walk it on a duck harness. Everyone loved that duck! You should let yur daughter keep one and walk it around. Your neighbors will soon all want a duck of their own. I know I did!
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]

  8. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio!
    It's called "chicken math" and this place is full of enablers! You will soon have a lot more than you planned on, but who's counting? [​IMG]
  9. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  10. shellz131

    shellz131 Sams Memory Lane

    Jun 28, 2010
    Malone Ny

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