I'M A DADDY! To 3 baby chicks..lol

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The other day I was in tractor supply looking around when I noticed baby chicks. I was tempted to buy some but there was a limit of 6 or more. I know NOTHING about raising chickens. So I thought 6 would be too many to start with. So I posted something on facebook about wanting some but not many. A guy I know then sent me a message saying that he was going to buy some and to let him know how many I wanted. I told him 3. Anyway, this conversation was over a week ago. I figured it was forgotten and oh well. Anyway, he knocks on my door last night with 3 baby chicks. He gave them to me and told me good luck. He gave me some tips and what not. I asked him several times how much I owed him and he told me not to worry about it. So I have 3 baby chicks! Its been less then 24 hours and its already have been interesting. I put them in a box in my room. I was scared they were going to chirp all night but they didnt. I put a heating pad in there that works on a timer. The only time they chirped was when they got cold. So I would just turn it back on and they went to sleep. I have them in a wire crate right now so they can play in the grass. They seem to be enjoying themselves. Anyway, im just hoping not to kill them!

The last few days I skipped the track and just went to the gym. I think im bored of the track and thats what my problem is. I seem to be in a better mood and more energetic since skipping the track. I can keep a track of how im doing in the gym. Im working on running a little bit. I wanna be able to do 3 miles in 60 minutes. That's my short term goal. I'm working with weights again and that also feels pretty good. Anyway, thats whats going on in my life!

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    Have fun DADDY !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2227 days ago
    Best of luck, Daddy!

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    2229 days ago
    That is great. emoticon
    2234 days ago
    YAY! I fully expect some eggs, if they turn out to be hens.

    Learn well, because I want a coop of chickens whenever I get to a place with a yard.
    2234 days ago
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    That's cute and funny! emoticon emoticon
    2235 days ago
    Congrats on becoming a "daddy" lol. We used to raise chickens every spring, so if you don't mind I'll pass on some of what I learned.If you do mind, stop reading, lol! Keep them warm, invest in a heat lamp, a heating pad is just going to get nasty, the little buggers poop a lot. Plus, you can set the heat lamp above them and they can move in and out as they need to for warmth. If they start breathing with their beaks open, they're too hot, raise the heat lamp. And if you don't have some sort of covered coop, you're going to need one. Both for the chicks safety (house cats LOVE baby chicks, not to mention foxes, owls, hawks etc, you need to protect them) as well as a place for them to roost at night. Chickens sleep at night, they go to sleep when the sun goes down and get up when the sun does. Get some chick starter feed and a very shallow bowl for clean water, they drown easily. Mostly, have fun with them!
    2235 days ago
    I love baby chicks! Shoot! I just love chickens. They are so funny to watch. Good luck with your new babies!!

    2235 days ago
    Awe, chicks are so cute!!! & it's funny to watch them in that awkward stage when their feathers start to replace the dawn.

    Running the same route can get rather monotonous. Maybe you can try walking in a different location or using an app like "map my run" to make your own course.

    Good luck with everything, & take good care of those chicks!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2235 days ago
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