CAN YOU EVER REALLY HAVE TOO MANY CHICKENS?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mark3208, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. mark3208

    mark3208 Out Of The Brooder

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    10 chickens and 50 spares
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2008
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    Never! At least not on this site!
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Nope, never enough chickens.
     
  4. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Only if money is tight, winter coming, and the cost of living keeps rising...I just decreased down to 60 as of yesterday and still bummed about it...but I am looking forward to getting a couple shetland lambs to spin up their wool...and increasing the ameraucana's, the BLRW's and am finding the banties are the way to go if I could only figure which breed or breeds...when I get really old and can only have one flock...in another 50 years!

    Added: and that doesn't count the geese I'll still have...
     
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  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    Hmmmm...tough question,lol![​IMG][​IMG]
    As long as you can afford what you have, I would say, no.
     
  6. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, you can't.
    They are good as emergency food as well.[​IMG]
     
  7. joanc

    joanc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For me it's not the total number of chickens, it's the different age groups and types.
    Right now we have 24 layers that are 16 months old, 17 layers that are 12 days old, 31 meat birds that are 3-1/2 weeks old, with another batch of 30 meat bird chicks coming this week.
    The challenge is being able to keep them separate and happy. 'cuz eveyone here knows you need to kepp your chickies happy [​IMG]
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Funny, being on this MB for a year, I now look at non-chicken people as strange!
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Uh...you DID see my siggy, right? [​IMG]
     
  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Mmmm, not sure what you're talking about
     

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