Bragged I could manage my flock like a pro ... open mouth, insert foot

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicken.Lytle, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    As soon as I bragged about how skilled I had become at managing my little flock, the rebellious wretches refused to go back in the coop. Dr. Dolittle bailed me out. Good thing I can tolerate eating crow. [​IMG]

    How often does your flock embarrass you?
  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    I seem to recall how good my girls were laying last year, 5-6 eggs a day from 6 hens. Now with 12 hens, I get 4 eggs a day. My co-workers keep asking "you said you got more hens. How come you have less eggs? [​IMG]
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    You just never know what chickens are going to do next! [​IMG]

    Michickenwrangler, do you use supplemental light in the winter, to compensate for the shorter days?
  4. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    No I don't. My hens are older this year. I get 5 eggs/week from each of my Black Stars in the main pen. They are not even a year old yet. The Gold comets are over 2 years old.
  5. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Quote:Age explains it. I'm 64, no part of me works as good as it did last year, or the year before, or the year.......... Well, you see, chicken people [​IMG] seem to age much faster than [​IMG] human people do so ya gotta except that your chickens are not going to produce as well. [​IMG] Even with light in my coop, two year olds don't produce as well as one year olds do, but the eggs seem to get bigger as they age. [​IMG]

    PS The older I get and the smarter I get, the more I find that I don't know. [​IMG] So if your chickens fool ya in some way, just chalk it up to a learning experience, remember they're just a bunch of bird brains. [​IMG] Even though my body is starting to fail me, my brain still works pretty good, just a bit slower. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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