I have room for 4-5 chickens in my coop/run. I have 7 chickens. Last weekend we went to Orschlens looking for dog feed containers (found them), and it was all i could do to get out of the store without buying several "rainbow layers" that they had in a bin. Didn't anyone tell them it is September. In Kansas. I thought it was safe to go in there this time of year. They were soooooo cute. I didn't buy any, but it was a near thing.
I guess if I can't part with any of the girls, we will have to build a bigger coop anyway. Maybe next year if it all works out.
It sounds to me like you have the chicken math thing down perfectly. After all you had 2 old hens and since one died, that counts as no hens, and since 2 of the ,chicks didn't make it, 4-2-2, you still don't have any chickens. I, on the other hand, have 7 chickens of the 8 I bought, and any way you count, 8-1 (even -1 again since she died before she arrived) is still 6 and that is still 2 too many for my facilities. sigh.
Originally Posted by fancy
So apparently I need tutoring in chicken math! Started out with 2 old hens, to see if we were fit parents for chickens. Wanted more, so got 4 chicks, lost 2 ( learned a big lesson). Lost 1 of the old hens, vet said old age (I'm OK with that). First batch of chicks (2)RIR & EE, successfully living with remaining old hen BR. Labor day got 3 BR chicks. Today, went to feed store, alone, HUGE MISTAKE!!!!!
They had BO chicks and they are just too cute to believe and since the other chicks are only a week old WHY NOT, GOT 2 MORE!!!!!!!
And I can't hide them from DH because he has to take care of them this weekend while I'm out of town. YIKES!!!!!!!!!
Is my flock going to be colorful enough? LMAO