Sweet love of all good things known! I'm an addict!

aimeeinwv

Songster
10 Years
Aug 8, 2009
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Teays Valley, West Virginia
I need an intervention! I have 40 baby chicks in the brooder and have my eyes on some more! Someone stop the madness! LOL! My husband is ready to kill me!

I just can't help it... I love my chickies!!!
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Cindiloohoo

Quiet as a Church Mouse
11 Years
Dec 19, 2009
7,471
56
326
Southwest TN
I have the CURE!! Wait a couple weeks and stand over that brooder and take a DEEEEEEEEP breath. Then you won't want any more at least until these are well on their way out to the coop. It works for me
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Cute chickies though....I can't smell them from here
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Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
16,240
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336
Forks, WA
Haha - We actually ordered 48 chicks in the beginning - Sadly they dwindled to 9, but we ordered another batch that also dwindled. When we finally figured out all the variables that caused their numbers to drop, a year later - We bought more! And not in the form of chicks, no - In the form of eggs!! So much less stress on them, and you get to see their life, from the very beginnings!
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Right now we have over 40 eggs in the incubators, and about 24 more on the way after that - Then when those are done, we'll probably get 12 more eggs in late spring. CRAZY I know!!!
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Oh, and congrats!! LOVE the white-crested polish! We have 3.
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Mandalina

Songster
10 Years
Apr 1, 2009
1,493
3
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Savannah,MO
I am in the same boat, i love them to death! And i got blessed with not being able to smell bad chicken smells....which is weird since i have a really strong sense of smell lol! your babies are tooo cute!
 

aimeeinwv

Songster
10 Years
Aug 8, 2009
303
4
121
Teays Valley, West Virginia
I've figured out the cure to stinky baby chicken... yep! My son and I take our OLD shop vac and suck out the bedding daily - then replace! We've only went though 1/2 bag still yet in 2 weeks! The box is 6' x 3' and 3' tall. It's perfect! Yep... love them!!!

We've been blessed so far not to have any babies die in the years we've ordered chickens. I've thought about incubating, but scared I may do it wrong! Maybe I should leave that up to the professionals out back
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suebee

Speaks Silkie Fluently
14 Years
Apr 1, 2007
2,087
128
331
N. Carolina
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Your husband is ready to kill you? Ha....MY husband doesn't even know that I'm about to put some eggs under a broody.

Got an idea....I'll come to your funeral, if you come to mine.
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Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Jul 9, 2009
40,417
3,554
626
Northern CA
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Your husband is ready to kill you? Ha....MY husband doesn't even know that I'm about to put some eggs under a broody.

Got an idea....I'll come to your funeral, if you come to mine.
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Deal!

I have 5 hens, 4 18 week olds, 4 6 week old true ameraucana's and 3 3 week old BCM's and a 3 week old olive egger in the brooder AND eggs on the way this week for my incubator. I'm all out of space for a while. What you wanna bet NOW I get that broody.
 

Buck Creek Chickens

Have Incubator, Will Hatch
11 Years
Nov 26, 2008
4,376
33
259
Neenah, WI
if you know of an antidote, let me know, im on my 6th or 7th hatch since the 1st of jan, and most are out of a trays of 90 eggs, last batch was around 60 chicks all but 2 where bantams
 
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Crazyland

Songster
10 Years
Aug 14, 2009
1,163
6
161
Sandhills NC
LMAO I know how you feel. I jumped in one weekend with 1 chick and 2 quail to 13 chicks and 2 quail. I don't know how it happened.
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And yet 2 weeks after that I got more, and a week later more...

Lucky me hubby is a thousand miles away.
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