Originally Posted by Joyryder
Enabling is fine. I can over do it. I love hatching and getting all the different colored eggs. Once I was up to 75 chicks and hens, but I lived in Orange Co NY and selling the extras were easy. Now I'm in the mountains. Our town is so small when the campground is full we double the population.
sounds like our area..hahaha, the joys of small town livin'!
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
Roos don't count if they are headed to freezer camp. Only count breeder boys. Turkeys mixed in with chickens do not count. Meatbirds do not count. Any bird not old enough to lay or crow does not count. Bantams do not count. Any free range bird does not count. This means I currently have less than 12 birds in my 4x12 coop. Yup, I'm sticking to that count...lol
My banties are actually in rabbit hutches...so definitely don't count for coop space...lol
well now that you have it set up that way! I totally understand , you have tons of room!!
Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs
I mentioned this in the broody thread but I am going to re-ask it here. Do any of guys with broody ever see them have a little "freak out" session when they get off the nest occasionally? Some one else described it as a "Broody Tornado". The chicken runs-flaps it's wings-flies across the area while sqwauking loudly. It only lasts about 5 seconds. Strange chicken behavior!
yeah..they "weird-r" than normal..hahaha
Originally Posted by troyer
Imagine yourself sitting for hours at a time and then getting up and not stretching. I always assumed it had to do with keeping their muscles in shape as they don't tend to get exercise from being broody, so they exercise all in one big wild burst. I also like to think they are expressing a type of chicken joy and excitement of the forthcoming chicks that are forming in the eggs. Mine do it regularly, it's very common here on my farm.
see...all just a natural - normal part of chicken-dome...