1000 hens are hard to count

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Eastins Eggs, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    Ceresco Nebraska
    We are about 10 miles north of Lincoln Nebraska. Hens are raised on 20 acres of pasture. We supply the university and other businesses with free range containment free white and brown eggs ether retail or wholesale. Have been in the egg business for about 10 years. Raise a variety of breeds. As you can imagine trying to count around 1000 hens is not easy since they wont line up to be counted. We have 500 chicks coming in late February to try and keep up with demand. We use Great Pureness guard dogs to keep the chickens safe sense we do not use fences of any kind. They sleep with the hens. I have been reading the posts for a while and thought I would join.
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

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  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    wow thats alot of biddies and hens [​IMG]
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008

    Yes, I would imagine 1000 hens would be pretty darn hard to count !!!
  5. Imp

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  6. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    Ceresco Nebraska
    Just have to guesstimate.
  7. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK
    Quote:You're going to have to crack the whip and get your chicks jumping to get in line! Obedience school should be a requirement for those unruly hens or off to boot camp they go.

    On a serious note, I couldn't even imagine that many chickens. And you are adding another 500??? You are going to have to share your secrets for keeping that many. We would love to hear how you manage that many birds!

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  8. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    Ceresco Nebraska
    Yes we are adding 500 more to the flock. We put up a new 40 by 40 building last summer. Also have several 8 by 12 range houses on skids we move with a old John Deere tractor. I will try and get pictures of the farm on here some time soon.
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan

    I would love to see pics of 1000 chickens. I bet it is so loud with all the clucking and squawking...
  10. little horse

    little horse Songster

    Sep 10, 2008
    centerville texas
    yes pictures please!

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