Anybody regret getting more birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by horsewishr, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. horsewishr

    horsewishr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four brown-egg layers now. I don't need any more chickens, but I'm thinking about getting 3 more next year--cream, blue, and dark-brown eggers. So every chicken in my flock would be a different breed.

    My original four get along very well, so I'm wondering if I should leave well enough alone. I have plenty of room for more girls. But will I wind up regretting "rocking the boat?"
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I regret it all the time. I hate to say it but I still do it. Then after a while i say to myself "how can you regret such cute, sweet, lovable birds"
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Never, I started out with 4 and now have 10 and I'm getting more in the spring, also who many is to many?
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Good question - I have plenty of room, I originally had 8 standard babies, got 4 bantams from a family member - they all get on GREAT...
    I'm very tempted to add more, but I really don't NEED more and I don't want to rock the boat....

    They get on so well! (yeah the little bantams rule the roost)
     
  5. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Pro'ly not but ask me again after Jan 21...when I get my 25 Welsummers and 25 Catalana brooder chicks.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I never regret getting more chickens.
    I may run into a situation where I have to make changes to the housing, but regret?


    NAH!! [​IMG]
     
  7. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    Quote:Right...my fear is I will want to get MORE!
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    With the space I got I have to limit down from 1 breed of standards but I can still get bantams [​IMG]
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    [​IMG] regret more chickens [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I told my wife I wanted 5 chickens so we
    got 5 from a breeder at a poultry show.

    Then, one of our local feed stores had chicks.
    Heck, whats 2 more.

    Then, the hatchery sites go me. 25 pullets for
    $42. Sounds like fun. I told the wife after I ordered
    them.

    Built a nice 2 level coop. Spent 30 hours plus $300.
    Gave some away. Ate the roos and skittish hens.

    It doesn't end.

    Coop was too small so I started a small shed. When
    the shed was through it was a 24 x 12 barn with heat,
    electricity, and soon running water.

    Oh it gets worse.

    We wanted to hatch eggs so I bought a bator. Within
    30 days we had 3 bators going.

    Right now we have 60 chickens from 5 weeks to 8 months old.

    Regrets??? Heck no. I can't wait to hatch more fluffers.

    Ohh, the town only allows up to 20 hens so no one tell on me. [​IMG]
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    OH I NEED running water - I'm so sick and tired of carrying water every day!! (and not for the chickens - they have a heated base)
     

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