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AH! I'm overrun with chickens!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duck Keeper, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seriously. [​IMG]

    In real life as well, needing to 'off' some of them... Muahaha...


    But my ducks are getting up there in numbers too... What to do, what to do. [​IMG]
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    get rid of the chickens [​IMG]
     
  3. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to... Planning on getting rid of most at a show/swap meet, but I'm not totally sure how a swap meet works. o_o;

    Do you just... swap birds?



    Besides some roosters heading for BBQ land... [​IMG]
     
  4. Like you give them all your chickens and they give you a bunch of ducks?
    You should do that!! [​IMG]

    Actually I went to one last June. All kinds of animals were being bought and sold and traded. Mostly bought and sold tho, and for not nearly enough money. Most of the poultry selling was for people who wanted to eat them . . . sigh
    Maybe it's different where you are.
     
  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i no exactly how you feel i started out with just ducks and a goose and now i have no geese 27 chickens and 12 ducks
     
  6. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I started with one goose and nine ducks, now I'm at (somewhere near) 16 ducks, 2 ducklings (more in the 'bator. Muscovies! [​IMG] ), 7 silkies, 14 chickens, 6 turkeys... No geese. [​IMG]

    I miss the goose.
     
  7. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with 17 hens and one day realized I had gotten up to almost 100 birds!!! the shock of that 100 number made me realize I had to do SOMETHING.
     
  8. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    I know what you all are saying! I went from having 10 or 12 chickens to over 30 and including 4 ducks. Way too much stuff and having three chicken houses to take care of, nah,...have to thin them out. Yesterday I took 7 chickens to our local flea market. Sold them cheap enough, but I don't have to feed them now! I sold them in an hour or less,..I was happy! [​IMG] (Nobody is getting my ducks though [​IMG] [​IMG])
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I started with 4 and now 50+ ...My Dh is ready to kill me-I have a huge brooder with silkies-9 are going this week-4 coops and a quaratine coop--I need to get my numbers down to 30 or less before winter-I do have a few roo to process but...not enough to get those numbers down-we are closing 3 coops and only going to use the heated ones for all the birds-layers in one and goofballs in another!
     
  10. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, pretty sweet setup! [​IMG]

    All I have is a dog kennel (chain-link), a small pen behind the 10'x14' barn, and a larger pen from the back of the small pen to the front on the right side of the barn. Sorry to confuse you! Lol.

    Inside the barn is partitioned off so there's about five x ten feet for the turkeys, with a lot of storage and several cages on the wall. The rest is purely chickens, and the ducks are outside in their pens.

    Too many birds! [​IMG]
    Although I don't have anywhere near a hundred yet, I'm a few shy of being halfway there with out even knowing it! [​IMG]
     

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