- Apr 23, 2014
Hey Everybody @ BYC very nice to meet y'all :+). We are retired, kids on their own w/children, now what do we do with ourselves??? We have become home bodies but didn't want to become couch potatoes! We received a BYC pamphlet in the mail and that's how our little family grew BIGGER :+) 12x BIGGER! First we did our reading info then looked at oh bout 1,000 ways to build a coop. My hubby being as creative as he is took a little from this idea and that idea sat down and drew out the plans to build our coop :+). Coop is built then we read up on all breeds of chickens. We live in a snowbelt area so we knew we needed chickens to withstand cold weather, WHO KNEW THERE WERE SOOO MANY...Not us.Last Saturday before Easter our little fluff balls FINALLY arrived and quite dehydrated and I was determined they were all going to live. I looked up how to make electrolytes and sat up all night (Sat & Sun) and repeatedly gave each one a sip off of a spoon until they could drink from the waterer (with electrolytes) and to help things along I dipped their feet in diluted electrolyte water. By the grace of GOD today is Wednesday and our 12 new fluff balls are doing great!! I think tonight I can actually get some sleep. I have been getting up every 2 hours since Monday checking temps, water & feed. Our chickies are eating, drinking, jumping, running ,pooping,& starting to attempt to fly. When we walk into the room now they all look up at us and we have managed to get 2 to sit on our hands. Hubby says "I must be CRAZY it like having our children all over again"... "I ALMOST got away from raising babies"!!! To see his face when he is taking care of them or just lov'n up on them he know its all worth it.