Originally Posted by Miss Molly
Originally Posted by Papa Brooder
Ok, I had to reband some of my chickens, so I finally have a rough count of my chickens. I have at least 250 from chick to layers up in redding. I didn't count my current hatchlings which are pipping and popping and jumping out of their shells for the next few days. Over 120 eggs when into lockdown. when I left yesterday, the first ones had started and there were about 15 hatched. so by the end of the weekend I will likely have over 350 chickens!!! the nice thing is that my grow out pen chickens are starting to feather out and I am beginning to see which ones I will keep for breeding and then will hopefully be able to sell off some of the excess in a month or so. AND, two weeks away from incubating my first eggs. I will have the cream legbars first and the jubilees should start laying any day now. I've kept them separated so once she lays I will have pure eggs from her.
Happy Thursday to all!
OMG, you sound like me... What the heck are we doing... I am out of control..... Must have more Chickens!!....I had to have breeding trio's of everything. What am I thinking...I need to figure out what I really want and sale the rest... But I love them all....
I keep saying the same thing! Then I say, if I have a separate coop/run for each breed, if I get rid of a breed, it will give me more options for the breeds I keep. But how do you decide what breeds to get rid of? They are like popcorn............................."Oh look, a chicken!"
I have taken so many photos of chickens in my travels, a naked neck deep in the jungle at a village in Panama, dozens of feral chickens on Kaui, etc, etc, etc.! They are all just so appealing.
And yes, I do spend a lot of money on my chickens. They are one of my hobbies and I don't really expect to recoup those monies. We have the advantage of being retired and nothing to spend on other than our hobbies. Kids all grown up, they are on their own!