Swore I'd never do it, but...

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I have always sworn that I would never raise chicks in the house and I haven't, so far.

    I have eggs in the bator due to hatch in 8 days. I believe at least four will hatch. Problem is, the near constant broodies that I had that would have gladly taken the chicks were killed in a predator attack.

    I can't bring myself to throw away perfectly good eggs. Guess I'll be doing some in the house brooding. [​IMG]
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    It had to happen sooner or later, there should be a support group for us.
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  3. Dowie

    Dowie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry your broodies got killed! Poor things.

    You might just have a bit too much fun with the little chicks in the house. Watch out!
     
  4. Annie75

    Annie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out my topics about my recent chicken hatching stories... then you'll know that crazy should be all us BYC folk's middle names [​IMG] But it's sooooo rewarding. I mean it could be worse...you might be hatching eggs in your bra or in your jocks so in the house it pretty much....normal? https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=573536
     
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  5. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not just rig up a brooder outdoors?

    [​IMG] for your loss.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Normally would, but there's only going to be a few of them and it's already turning cold.
     
  7. Chido

    Chido Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It won't be that bad. Yes there will be a lot of peeping and sometimes you'll want to make nuggets out of them, but their cuteness compensate for it. This is me in March/April with the chicks we found. I had to take a crash course on chick keeping, and I found out that they prefer me as a source of heat than the desk lamp I put in their box...


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    Also I became known as the crazy chicken lady in my guild. I ended up playing World of Warcraft and raiding with my own personal cheerleading squad. My guildies could hear them through the microphone XD.

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    They even tried to tell me how to raid! [​IMG]

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  8. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised chicks in my home 4 times in an rabbit cage. I love it and have become addicted!! I found they end up more friendly later. I usually put them outside at about 7 weeks!! I have to stop because it's getting to cold to put them outside in 2 months. Hopefully i can get some more in the spring!!
     
  9. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "I'm sorry I facepulled that mob. It's Nugget's fault, I swear."
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I love brooding in the house. When I finally put the brooder away for winter I miss the sound of happy chicks scratching around. It's such a sweet sound. Granted, I last about three weeks before I am ready to move them back outside. They get poopy, stinky, dusty at about three weeks and it is time for them to go out!
     

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