Bittersweet Loss

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Corey NC, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I just sold 4 hens and now my layer flock is down to 8 Buff Orpingtons and I'm finally done downsizing. I am glad to have fewer to take care of and of the lesser exspense but going from a flock of 30 to 7 is a big deal.

    Though I do still have my batams (a silkie and a cochin) and a brooder full of chicks. 8 of the chicks are Buff Orp pullets that will eventually join the other orps and my 6 seramas that will eventually be my new breeding flock.

    Oh and I can't forget the 30 some eggs (seramas and secret swap) going into the bator.

    So I guess I'm not free of the addicition yet but my coop sure does feel empty.....
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's an odd feeling, isn't it? I left one of Suede's beautiful 12 week old sons at the feedstore today and I felt bad leaving him alone in a cage, but I just can't keep them all. That's the problem with hatching, isnt it? Sounds like you're going to concentrate on your Buff Orps and Seramas.
     
  3. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    It is very sad but thankfully I have been able to find all of my girls great homes that I know will take great care of them so that makes me feel a lot better.

    Yep it'll be just the seramas and the orps (plus the two batams that I just couldn't stand to sell). I was trying to figure out who I was going to keep and sell when I first started downsizing and my first thought was that there was no way that I could sell Moses. So that meant that I was just going to keep my orps expecially since 5 of them are from my orginial 25 that I started out with (they are going on 5 years) and I feel like I had promised them that they'd live out their lives with me.

    and well I just LOVE my seramas they are seriously the sweetest cutest thing I have ever had. I need to get some pictures up of them, they are really growing.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I understand completely! You know how I feel about my Hawkeye and Lexie, so if I had to scale down to just a couple of breeds, itd be the Barred Rocks and Buff Orpingtons.
     
  5. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! souns like you'll be right back at 30 or so before you know it!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    [​IMG] I was trying not to say that, LOL!
     
  7. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Quote:lalalaI can't here youlalala

    I can't stop hatching then I'd really die.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2008

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