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I Broke Down and Got Chickens Today

Discussion in 'Gardening With Animals' started by so lucky, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Apr 27, 2019
    so lucky

    so lucky Garden Master

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    Today when I took one of the grand daughters to the feed store, they had lots of different kinds of chicks, so I decided to get some while the variety was good. (I hope)
    2 Ameraucana
    2 Welsummer
    1 Black Majesty Maran (I know, not taking my own advice to Mary)
    2 Black Sex-link
    1 Prairie Bluebell Egger

    I was kind of miffed that the guy was so fast grabbing chicks, that I didn't even see he had a yellow chick till we got them home and unboxed. I suppose it is one of the Ameraucanas.
    The Welsummers look just like the Bluebell and one Ameraucana, so who knows what is what.

    12 year old grand daughter is beside herself with joy. She's down there singing to them now. Penny hasn't seen them yet. :epThat will be fun, I'm sure.
     
  2. Apr 28, 2019
    Beekissed

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    I hope they grow up to lay a lot of eggs for you, Lucky! :clap

    I was showing off chicks and ducklings to company today as well and they couldn't help themselves but to pick up a duck and pet it. They are so very friendly and cute.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2019
    so lucky

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    Yeah, I'm still thinking about the duck in the garden thing.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    :ya What fun!
    You got some breeds I have never heard of, Prairie Bluebell? Sounds very picturesque.
    I can picture your grand daughter singing to them, that's sweet, and I think getting chickens was worth that at least, even if they never layed an egg.
    But of course they will.
     
  5. Apr 28, 2019
    Beekissed

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    My ducklings finally got it today...I've put them in the garden a few times on sunny days to let them have some fun in a little bowl of water and get accustomed to their eventual home. Usually they just pace the fence line, peeping and looking for either me or Ben to follow or call to. Very sweet but still very insecure little babies.

    Today, however, something clicked and they went crazy foraging all over that garden! Little crops were getting some bulge by the time I moved them back to their brood pen and they were pretty worn out. Those little webbed feet had walked a thousand miles in that garden today! :D
     
  6. Apr 28, 2019
    ninnymary

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    Yay for getting chickens! or chicks rather. ;) Well I certainly took your advise, haha. Looks like you will get a variety of colored eggs. How fun they will be for your granddaughter.

    Mary
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Pictures soon?
     
  8. Apr 29, 2019
    Gardening with Rabbits

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    Congratulations So Lucky! I have been thinking about it for when my rabbits are gone and my granddaughter is a little older. Her other grandmother has chickens, and well, I cannot be outdone! Lol. The oldest rabbit is now 8 and she is starting to show age, and 3 of them are 7. The other one is young and I have no idea how old, but I thought if I got down to 1 rabbit, it would be nice to have chicken friends because I am not going to get a second rabbit friend for end of life pal.
     
    ducks4you and so lucky like this.
  9. Apr 29, 2019
    AMKuska

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    Are you done with rabbits then?
     
  10. Apr 29, 2019
    Smart Red

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    You will so-o-o enjoy those fuzzy critters! I may wait until next spring for chickens unless daughter-in-law wants to share the work. I have been traveling between Iowa and Wisconsin too many weekends to do babies.
     

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