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The dredded fuzzy butt fever........

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joey7319, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. joey7319

    joey7319 Out Of The Brooder

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    so I've placed my order with McMurray for 13 LF cochins of assorted colors (it was a split order, 30 in all) this past saturday. It's been 1 full day and I'm already considering setting up my brooder and buying all of my baby supplies. They aren't due to arrive until April 25th or 26th [​IMG] So, I guess the real question is-how does everyone stay sane until their new fuzzy wuzzies arrive????? I'm so strickin with fuzzy butt fever that I have no idea how I'm going to survive until they come, and since this seems to be a disease alot of you on this forum catch at some point or another I'm wondering how you cope?????

    Nikki
     
  2. bunnibird55

    bunnibird55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I coped by buying an incubator and hatching my own eggs - now that they are 10 days old I am going to get Buckeye eggs and hatch some more, then when those get old enough I will hatch some more.......it is chicken math!!!! One or two or three are never enough, but they don't really count since my bator is empty and I have another brooder box that is empty.......good way to cope!!!! haha - good luck with waiting!
     
  3. fargosmom

    fargosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alcohol and a good book helps . . . [​IMG]
    I was waiting on edge for my new fuzzies, which I just picked up last weekend. I feel your pain - it was an excruciating wait!
    But it's all worth it when you've got your little peepsters. Spend your time organizing and re-organizing and re-re-organizing your brooder setup - give the temp a test-drive, wash your feeders and waterers for the umpteenth time, make sure the shavings haven't all vanished into thin air . . . in other words, spend your time "nesting"! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Incubation and hatching. Yup yup yup. New chicks every 25, 28 days. And that's just with one incubator; if you gave five, like I do, you can get a constant supply of fuzzy butts.
     

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