Originally Posted by DesertChic
By today's count....69 to 71. I'm having a hard time remembering them all right now. Of those, 26 are the chicks and the rest are either already laying age, or just reaching laying age. It only seems overwhelming when I actually think about the number.
When I told my husband (three years ago) that I'd like to get some chickens he surprised me by buying me a small coop that would comfortably hold about 4 birds. It sat in our yard for two years while I did research on chickens and chicken keeping, and then debated with him over where the coop should go. (I won that debate. I win all the debates. ) Well, when I had finally decided on the breeds I wanted I left to get "four" chicks from the feed store....and came home with ten instead. Since then the numbers have just kept increasing. So have the projects.
Wonderfully funny and typical Chicken Math!
I admit.... a little part of me chuckled at myself because I used to have 300+ chickens and 100+ peafowl,,, and that's not counting the annual batches of babies. Currently maybe 60ish? about 15 or so being pullets from potential blue/colored eggers.. waiting for them to lay, any non colored egger will be culled.. gotta keep the numbers down. 60 seems like a lot to most people but to me it feels like so few chickens LOL
A lot of the chickens during those times were from mad scientist projects- just to see what happens if you combined this trait with this trait... or making a bird with several traits- rumpless, naked neck and long legged like on modern games etc.