100's of chicks and what I haven't learned

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kstaven, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    1. How to turn off the incubator.

    2. How to quit putting pairs together to get more hatching eggs.

    3. How to quit entering into new breeding projects.

    4. How to quit getting hatching eggs to hatch breeds I don't have.

    5. How to stay away from this forum and all you enablers!!!
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    You KNOW that these are never going to happen. I SWORE I would never go over 7 chickens, well I got 4, I have 10 in the Lavatoria tubbia, 9 in the incubator, and I still want a white silkie or two, and perhaps a salmon faverolle. There might be others.
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Seminole, I think it's a good thing to leave your self open to 'others'...LOL!
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    "4 or 5 chickens honey, no big deal"

    6 months later:
    Barn with a dual coop + brooder (and heat)
    6 x 24 run (growing weekly)
    3 bators
    2 in the house brooders
    10 Laying Hens
    50 (approx) multiaged chicks
    2 bunnies cause "Honey" wanted them

    What I've learned: I like chickens more than people

    What I haven't learned: Way to long to list
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'll be ranging over 400 this year. Every year the numbers go up. Over 120 to winter this year after I thinned them out. You think maybe I'm addicted?
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    How are you gonna hand raise 400 chickens? I hope you have a good
    moisturizer. [​IMG]
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ha Ha Ha. No problems incubating that many eggs. My incubator does 380 without stacking the trays.

    Local feed store loves me! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2007
  8. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think a 10 step program will work for our chick addiction. First you have to admit you have a problem, we do NOT have a problem at all. I started out telling DH I wanted 6-8 laying hens. I have over 40 chicks now....but it's not a PROBLEM.
     
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
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    Quote:I haven't hatched any chicks-beginning to get the bug though-but, I can't stay away from the forum either!
     
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your time is coming, Farmer Kitty!!!! Soon you'll be like Kstaven. . . .(20 chicks, 50 chicks, 100 chicks, 200, 300, 400. . . .) LOL!!
     

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