This is NUTS!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by suzyq53511, May 27, 2010.

  1. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    I went from the idea of 3 chicks to having 38 with more coming...mostly are packing peanuts. i know i have a few roos but can only have one and the one i want to keep is hopefully coming in the mail from a byc member! This is NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of chickens. Check out the thread on chicken math.....you'll understand everything then.
     
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  3. St-Hubert

    St-Hubert Chicken Convert

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    Addiction. The first step is admitting it.
    But 3 to 38? That's impressive! [​IMG]
     
  4. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    they came in waves...
    went from 3 to 12 to 15 to 19 to 36 lol!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW.
    I told my husband about chicken math, he said no way.
    He doesn't want me to got feed store anymore!
     
  6. eggseroneous

    eggseroneous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm right there with ya! Started out wanting 8 hens. Went to the feed store to order because I couldn't possibly use 25 minimum from the hatchery....feed store had to cancel my order because they couldn't get the breeds I wanted. So naturally I got an incubator, ordered eggs and hatched my own! Now I have 28 chicks and 28 more in the incubator! [​IMG] At least we're all in it together here at BYC!
     
  7. St-Hubert

    St-Hubert Chicken Convert

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    I think if I could get away with it, we'd have a lot more right now. We are limited with space in the first coop/run (we will be building another for the next batch....Silkies and hopefully Japanese Bantams) and don't want to over-crowd. But....we have a lot of land to build on, so maybe I could add more in the future. You know, for the eggs. Has nothing to do with being addicted...not at all!
     
  8. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    OH, YOU'VE GOT IT BAAAAAD, SUSIE Q! The chicken bug has bitten you! [​IMG]
     
  9. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    oh i know i have a problem. i have wayyyy to many packing peanuts. they are very cute but i know a lot of them will be male. [​IMG]( [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Susie, I started with 3 little pullets, and one was eaten by a hawk, so then I had to buy FOUR MORE to replace the one......and then I wanted more, just a few more.....now I have 19.....Just got a much larger coop......again, I wish it was larger! LOL

    It's a good thing I go to the hatchery and pick up my chicks.....packing peanuts would really throw me for a loop! I have very limited space.....

    So I can relate to your feelings...thank goodness my husband likes them too.....

    Sharon
     

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