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What do you guys do with all those chicks?

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I've been wondering what everyone actually does with all the chicken babies that they hatch? I mean I'm sure you keep some, you eat some, you sell some, maybe trade some. But I've been reading so many posts of members that hatch incubator after incubator full of chicks. Like constant hatching! And I fear I'm headed down the same path! LOL! This is my first ever hatch and I can tell I'm completely hooked. I'm already thinking of what to hatch next. But I realized that once hatched, I have to, well, do something with all the cute fuzz balls. You think that would have occurred to me before now. Sigh. Anyway what is a reasonable outlook for a person addicted to hatching chickens? Is there any hope for me!? Or should I start looking for a twelve step program right away?
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:lau  This makes me laugh so much...and this is why I'm scared to buy an incubator!  I'm thinking that selling chicks is probably the best way to go...seems everybody is always loving to buy cute little chicks too!  Also, you can raise them to almost laying age as started pullets.  Around here you get $20-$40 per started pullet based on popularity or rarity of breed.

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #3 of 5

:gigWelcome to Chicken Math 101.... :gig

D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo,

two dogs

and some really prolific oak trees!

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D.gif  ~ ACORN ACRES ~ South Cackalacky jumpy.gif

 

An old Production Red, a Black Australorp, 1 Marans, 7 Easter Eggers, 1 (suspected) EE Roo,

two dogs

and some really prolific oak trees!

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post #4 of 5

:yuckyuck  I think Chicken Math 101 becomes Chicken Math 105 when you add an incubator!  

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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OMG! You guys aren't making me feel any better! Arrgghhh!!! Somebody help! Save me from myself!
"Hi, I'm Mel and I've been hatch-free for two months..."
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