Am I going to be okay with 8 baby chicks or will I want more?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by obsessedwchicks, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. obsessedwchicks

    obsessedwchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having mixed feelings on if I should just slow my roll, and be okay with the 8 baby chicks I already ordered and will get Saturday or if I should want more? I think I'm just ready to get some, and see. What do y'all suggest?
     
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what purpose do you want the chicks for? If I were you, I would get more, but that's just me.
     
  3. obsessedwchicks

    obsessedwchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I really just want my very own chickens. My dad has let me say the chickens he has bought be mine, but I just want my own.
     
  4. bilder

    bilder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 chickens will be enough, but you will always want more and will most likely end up with more than you ever imagined.

    When I was growing up, we started with a dozen birds. At one point we had over 100 chickens, a dozen geese, 20 or so ducks, guineas, 6 pheasant, 4 turkeys and even had a few peafowl at one point.

    Yea, we only 'needed' a dozen or so. I think that is what they call chicken math.
     
  5. obsessedwchicks

    obsessedwchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking that 8 will be enough for a while and then I'll just get some more for my birthday.
     
  6. Mayberry Chicken Shack

    Mayberry Chicken Shack Out Of The Brooder

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    8 is a good number to start with, that's what I started with 2 years ago, but you will always want more.
     
  7. obsessedwchicks

    obsessedwchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already want more haha
     
  8. chickenmanII

    chickenmanII Out Of The Brooder

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    It is chicken math, its a proven menace,lol. we started out wanting 5 or 6 a year ago, now we have 50. Chickens are very addictive, start with a few so you can figure out what breeds you like the best.
     
  9. Deerling

    Deerling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started with a plan to get six and bought four last week, two ducks today and have 26 coming Tuesday. Good luck sticking to 8! [​IMG]
     
  10. obsessedwchicks

    obsessedwchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting my 8 Saturday, and then my dad is gonna get 13 of 3 breeds each, and giving me 3. I'm really excited! They will be MINE MINE MINEā€¦. hahaha!
     

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