2008 Changes-What Are You NOT Doing This Year re: Chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by speckledhen, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'll start. I won't be raising Ameraucanas any longer. Im selling Scout with Silver and keeping sweet Charlotte. She'll just join the layers instead of the breeders.
    Heck, if something happened to Suede (bite my tongue, I know!), I may not even get another Blue Orp boy and just have a very large (to me) laying flock with Hawkeye and his son Gabriel. I could sell Barred Rock eggs or crossbreed eggs but I may not try to maintain three breeding coops again.
    So, what have YOU decided NOT to do this year?
  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    I will NOT get more ducks I will NOT get more ducks
  3. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    i wont be giving my chickens more food during there feeding time. ouchh
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    What I am not doing this year: no longer raise OEG bantams
    no longer raise belgium quail
    no longer raise Mallard ducks
    What I AM going to do this year: cut down on my number of call ducks
    maybe get rid of my wood ducks and mandarins
    (depending on how they do this spring)
    build another coop and run
    start incubating eggs again
    begin concentrating on breeding blue and black orps.
    (in both bantam and standard)
  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    That's a good question, Cyn.

    I am not going to raise 26 straight run chicks at one time, like last year! Any hatching I do will be in a batch of one dozen or even less.

    I am not going to try to keep a roo! I've annoyed the neighbor two years in a row, and I think I will spare myself the grief this year, LOL! Besides, I love my all girl flock!

    I am not going to exceed 15 adult chickens in my flock. I want to raise some babies, but I will sell/give away the extras to keep the number at 15 or under.

    I am not going to try to break any broodies I have. I will let them have a couple of eggs and try to keep 'em happy. [​IMG] I don't have too many!

    (We could also call this thread: "What I have learned over the past year, LOL).
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I am going to try very hard to not increase my flock. If I want one chicken of a certain breed, I will not incubate 10 eggs to get one. That's where the trouble starts.
  7. Mac

    Mac Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    South Central PA
    I am not:

    1)adding more than 8 more hens and 1 roo.
    2)going to break my sweet little broody this year, I'm going to put some guinea eggs under her.
    3)going to get a turkey, but I'm real weak on this one, even as I type it out.
  8. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    ~ I am not going to have more than 20 chooks in my layer flock.

    ~ I am not going to by any straight run chicks too high a chance of roos

    ~ I am not going to keep my bator running for more than 2 months straight

    ~ I am not going to build another coop
  9. Carole AM

    Carole AM Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Goshen, Indiana
    I will NOT incubate after October. (too cold for babies)
    I need to cut down on my flock.
    I need to go to as many swaps as I can! [​IMG] I love them!
  10. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    I will NOT get more chickens. I will NOT try to talk DH into expanding the coop/hen house again. I will NOT desire ducks. I will NOT fix the fences, therefore, I will NOT get donkeys, goats OR a horse. [​IMG] They say if you repeat it often enough, you'll come to beleive it, right?

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