So DH went to the feed store....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 4 luv of eggs, May 16, 2010.

  1. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We finally got the coop completed and the oldest girls are settled in their new home. We were finally down to one brooder in the house with six babies about three weeks away from joining their older sisters. In three weeks I was going to be able to get rid of the chicken dust and get my house back to normal...then DH went to the feed store.

    We needed more feed and some more bedding plus the big girl water and feed containers. These were the last preparations for the ladies to spend their first night in the coop. I stayed home and when DH came back he had a small box in his hands and a look on his face that I have come to know means "I know I shouldn't have but...". I began to jump up and down like a little girl.

    When he walked into the store, the little red-haired girl was working. She conspired with me the last time when I convinced DH that we needed six more. She has gotten to know us and knows my husband is a soft touch. One of the clerks was saying that she wished someone would take the last six chicks so they could get the big brooder out of there. Little red looked at my husband and said "He'll take them". So after DH saying that we didn't need any more chickens, he walked out of the feed store with four Production Reds and two White Rocks...free of charge.

    So we have gone from six to eighteen in the space of 1 1/2 months. A $30 investment has mushroomed into about $500 (low estimate) and my 100 square foot run will need to be expanded. The coop is good since it would accommodate 24.

    Chicken math. You gotta love it![​IMG]
     
  2. ChickyLaura

    ChickyLaura The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Mar 31, 2009
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    Well, at least they were "free"!

    I think my Chicken Calculator blew up. I refuse to figure out how much we've spent on chicken stuff. Ugh. But I do love them![​IMG] And they're cheaper than therapy!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Darn, those little co-conspirators at the feed store....
     
  4. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Wonderful story!

    Congratulations on the coop finish and the new chicks! [​IMG]
     
  5. mlove

    mlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new chicks. Love the story.
     
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    My feed store does the same thing when I walk in!!! Now hubby has to go with me so we don't end up with any more!
     
  7. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    if i go back to farm and fleet i bet id come home with 20 more LOL i cant help it. they are toooo cute!
     
  8. 4 luv of eggs

    4 luv of eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they start producing, I have no idea what I'll do with all the eggs. I love eggs but enough is enough! We'll be eating a LOT of meringue cookies, egg salad and deviled eggs.

    One of the new babies has a BIG mouth. She starts peeping and gets louder and louder. It's like she's trying to see how loud she can get. In this houshold, with a one year old and a three year old, she'll fit right in. I'll have to name her something to reflect that. Something like Nudge or Ethel Merman. It's deafening.
     
  9. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    Sounds like my house! lol A 5 yo and a 2 yo , chicks, a dog and a cat can get really noisy really fast! I end up hiding in the bathroom LOL LOL

    Don't forget you can sell the eggs.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    4 luv of eggs, how about calling her "Aunt Blabby," one of Johnny Carson's creations on the old Tonight show
     

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