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post #11 of 17
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Well, obviously chicken are an addictive substance.<snickers>

Yup, and I also recently read the DEA wouldn't allow you to get more than 10 chickens per month from a single source or they would flag you as "hatchery-shopping" and "chicken-seeking" behavior. 


Edited by ejcrist - 5/6/16 at 3:08pm
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Well, obviously chicken are an addictive substance.<snickers>

Yup, and I also recently read the DEA wouldn't allow you to get more than 10 chickens per month from a single source or they would flag you as "hatchery-shopping" and "chicken-seeking" behavior. 

So....grow op it is! :yesss:

150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
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150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
- Jackson Brown
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post #13 of 17
LOL!!If an thyone had told me how addictive they are before I bought one I don't know if I would have believed them
post #14 of 17
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Ya when I got 6 I thought that is alot of chickens..then I started looking at breeds, colors and what people had local and of course I have to get at least 3 of each breed because what if I get just roosters? But my area is 14 x14 with a 6 by 4 coop on top and added another coop to the area. Then the chicken tunnels will be going around the fence line say 40 ft on one side and about 30 ft on the other side. Not cold in central Califoria so I just need cover for the rain and especially hot weather.
post #15 of 17
Seems your chicken math has hit me a few times I started with 4 I currently have 29 chickens and 5 ducks which all will end up living together I have 15 layers right now and them and the 5 ducks all stay together getting ready to move 6 3 month olds in been slowly getting them acclimated to each other and have 8 3 week olds who are still inside.I had my husband expand our pen today it's a 29 x 20 split in 2 but there's like a doggy door that they can go from one to the other do you think my pen is big enough??
Edited by chicky25ad - 5/7/16 at 4:25pm
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Seems your chicken math has hit me a few times I started with 4 I currently have 29 chickens and 5 ducks which all will end up living together I have 15 layers right now and them and the 5 ducks all stay together getting ready to move 6 3 month olds in been slowly getting them acclimated to each other and have 8 3 week olds who are still inside.I had my husband expand our pen today it's a 29 x 20 split in 2 but there's like a doggy door that they can go from one to the other do you think my pen is big enough??

Yeah I think you're good. Nothing scientific about my opinion but I'm just imagining that size and the number of birds you have. Of course if you keep growing you might need to add on but for the time being I'd be comfortable with that size.

post #17 of 17
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My 6 silkies and it appears I have an accidental bantam silver laced wyandotte will stay together. Looks like in the large pen I will have around 10-14 chickens total. Depends on what roosters I have and a couple friends would like some..I will have to figure out who I will be willing to part with down the road...I am a bit partial to these guys!
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