Ordered more chicks, it's my Broody's fault!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenichick, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    [​IMG]I've got more chicks on the way, but let me tell you how it happened. Here was my silly train of thought...[​IMG]

    My first chicks (15 hens) with be 6 months old tomorrow. My favorite hen named Pidge went broody 3 weeks ago, stopped laying and wouldn't get off the nest. So I've been letting her sit on 11 eggs for over two weeks now and she hasn't left them but once a day. I have two roos, a butter cup and a SLW named Waldo. I feel pretty certain that several of those eggs are fertile and think that she might actually hatch a few by the end of this month.

    Here's where I got into trouble, ha ha. I said well if she's gonna hatch at least 3 or 4, I'll need to get the brooder box set up in the shop and raise them in there for a while.....OH HECK, If If I'm gonna get out the brooder box and raise her chicks for a while, I'll check and see if Ideal is shipping this time of year and I'll add three pullets to hers. Well they just so happened to have Americauna's (which I don't have but want) and barred rocks. SOOOO, I ordered 3 Americaunas 1 Barred rock and 1 RIR. They'll ship on the 7th and by then my broody's chicks should be a few days old.

    So Ideal calls me and says we're throwing in 10 [​IMG] chicks for warmth, that means 15 coming from them + 5 or more possible from Pidge,

    HOLY CRAP, I'm going to have 20 chicks to raise soon....HEE HEE.. [​IMG]

    Funny how this whole chicken addiction works....... anybody want any packing peanuts??
  2. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    That figures! I told Ideal to feel free to put some extra chicks in for warmth... I figured DB wouldn't mind if we didn't have to pay for them! I'd like to try and raise a couple of chickens for meat one day. Too bad I'm not closer to you!

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