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New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby KETCHAM » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:04 am

Well ....I'm trying again after last year....Got 12 so far,,,6 more I hope friday.I guess last year was a learning year,,,,this year I hope to be better...Nice to listen to the peeps chirpping in the basement!!! :shock: :shock: :{_}: :{_}: Kevin
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby Stanton » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:41 am

KETCHAM wrote:...Nice to listen to the peeps chirpping in the basement!!! :shock: :shock: :{_}: :{_}: Kevin


My family knows what that's like...nice. Wish you great success on your flock.
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby Gary Dotson » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:47 am

Better luck, this time, Kevin! Hope it works out for you!
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:20 am

Well going with 18 for a start this year...Had them outside yesterday for 6 hours...That wore them out!!! Brought them in and went out like light blubs...Great weather,,,,WOW!!!! Pinched myself,,,it is only mid March!!!!Kevin :shock: :shock:
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:05 am

KETCHAM wrote:Well ....I'm trying again after last year....Got 12 so far,,........
Sounds like you are doing pretty good for your age, I never tried to pick up more than a couple chics at a time, even in my prime. Of course now, I am not sure what I would do with them. :||):
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:00 am

Ah, the aroma, chicks in the basement! Good luck, Kevin, with this year's flock. Nothing like fresh eggs. (well, fresh sweet corn, and fresh donuts...how could I forget) Ed
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby KETCHAM » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:26 am

Getting big,,chest bumping phase!!!! haha!! Love throwing them outside for a while...Need to get fort knox built quick!!!
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby KETCHAM » Sun May 06, 2012 8:33 am

Well,,,the chicks are I'd say chickens now.All 18 made it so far.Outside in the coop,going for fencing today.Been in the coop for a week now.Can't wait for the eggs!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: Kevin
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby Buzzard Wing » Sun May 06, 2012 9:22 am

Nice going Ketcham!
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby KETCHAM » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:30 am

Down to 15.......One of my pullets turned out to be a rooster.He got big and mean.A fox came by the other night and took him out.He was sleeping on my buzz saw.He was real mean to the hens so he got kicked out of the coop.The other 2 got whacked by coons.I've shot close to 30 coons in a year now......think I have to many????? :? :? :? Kevin ps ,,waiting for eggs,,,getting close!!!!
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby KETCHAM » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:24 pm

Well my chickens are starting to lay eggs!!! Got 4 when I got home from work.Time for them to earn their keep.Small eggs,but they start off that way from what I hear.I miss last years flock,,they were a great bunch.This years flock is kicking butt!!! :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: PS ,I have a couple of watch chickens that let me know if they hear or see movement after dark,wacking coons is getting to easy.They don't come around anymore,,so much for target pratice!!! Kevin
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Re: New Flock or Picked up some chicks!!!

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:10 pm

Well had 15 going into the winter,,,15 coming out of the winter...Tough birds!!!! No heat lamp or anything..It was a pain to keep water unfrozen though...Worse egg laying got to about 6 a day...Back up to 10to 12 a day again...One year and doing great!!! Kevin
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