Okay... I made the leap and ordered my chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by allig8r, May 18, 2007.

  1. I'm askeerd! But at the same time I'm ecstatic!

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    I ordered my coop (my Mother's Day gift--I'm not waiting ANOTHER year for dh to build one) and it will be here in mid-June. It says it has a brooder in it (it's a henspa) but I seriously could NOT wait a minute longer for chicks--so I ordered them to be here after Memorial Day and will just buck up and brooder them in the house like most other normal chick owners (that I see all over these forums).

    So we're in. We're expecting 2 Australorps, 2 buff Orpingtons, 2 barred Rocks and 2 RIRs (from MyPetChicken--agreed, customer service is wonderful)

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    Wish me luck! [​IMG] I know I'll do way more posting than lurking going forward. Of course, if not for all my lurking, I would probably still be waiting for dh to build a coop and going another year without my chicks!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. AccidentalFarm

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    Quote:Heeee.. we seem to have that effect on people. [​IMG]
    Congrats on the new babies and welcome to the madness!
     
  3. mlheran

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    It's so exciting, isn't it! I already have grown pullets, but I ordered some more -they never cease to bring a smile (and you can never have too many [​IMG] well... almost never!)

    Good luck and be sure to post lots of pics when they arrive and as they grow! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Poison Ivy

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    Congrats on becoming a chicken mom!
     
  5. iopele

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    Congrats! Can't wait to see your baby pics when they arrive. Don't forget to post some!
     
  6. edbama2

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    Congrats, and welcome to the madness. [​IMG]
     
  7. 2mnypets

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    I feel the same way. When we bought our first 10 I thought...this is good. Then my hubby went to buy feed at the store and brought home his "5 accidents of not being educated in sex link chickens" chicks. Hence my 5 BSL roo's. So we were up to 15 and that was good. Then the farm store had a "no tax weekend" so the family went to buy some bigger feeders, waterers, dog food, chicken food etc. Of course they had the BSL females, so the family bought 5 more. That now makes 20 and the coop was made to accomodate them.

    Why then did I make the mistake of telling my hubby that "someday" I would like to have....... Our order for 25 more chicks [​IMG] will be delivered on the 31 of this month. [​IMG] HMMMM, now to make the coop bigger. [​IMG] Wonder if there is a group for "Chickenholics Anonymous"? [​IMG]

    Gratz on the move forward to chickenhood! You won't regret it.
     
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    I know it's addictive. Before even ordering I upped the ante from "2 or 3" to 8--the max our coop can handle.

    I'm already thinking about how many our little half-acre in suburbia will actually handle! tee hee!
     

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