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Come on every buddy what is the number of your flock anyone anyone at all

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 1 silkie 2, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. 1 silkie 2

    1 silkie 2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any one help. Need a good size of flock cant decide. Even if you give a number of each typ you have. Anyone at all perfer chickens but can be duks, quails, emus, peafowl, gosse , swan. anyone anthing just jump in
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 15 hens and a rooster, rooster and 2 hens are bantams, the rest are standard sized. I get plenty of eggs for my family and some to sell as well.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    20 ducks, 5 geese.

    That's way more eggs than my family can eat and it is by far too big a feed bill.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Also, I have 5 rabbits that provide a lot of meat. My family doesn't want to eat the same thing every night.
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens


    A good way to decide for yourself would be to base the size of your prospective flock on a few things like how much coop/run space you can provide, how much feed you want to buy, how many eggs you want to get, etc. What is a good size flock for one person is not necessarily the right size for the next person, there are too many variables.
     
  6. runsw/scissors

    runsw/scissors Chillin' With My Peeps

    well lets see....

    21 new chicks with 25 more coming Mon. 15 chickens now. 10 marans in April I think. 25 in late Feb and then another 20 or so on top of that. Total count will be over 100 chickens by Summer.
     
  7. blessedchick

    blessedchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 swans, 4 parrots, 1 finch, 1 canary, 6 guineas (today), 9 Silkies...with 6 Showgirls on the way ([​IMG]). No eggs yet, since the chicks are only 8 weeks old (my Umbrella Cockatoo did lay an egg 4 years ago... that count?)

    I just heard that my local feed store is starting chick days in a week, so add to that 1 Plymouth Barred Rock and 1 Austrolorp. I've been "into" chickens since November 2011 and I'm already the poster child for Chicken Math...coop will be built in the spring...
     
  8. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 hens, ordered 5 chciks and a dozzen hatching eggs.

    1 BA
    2 RIR
    3 EE's
    1 BR
    1 BR/silkie X
    1 silkie
    1 Bantam Frizzle Cochin
    1 Millie Fluer Duncle
    1 Lt Brahma

    Chicks ordered
    1 salmon Faverolle
    1 Silver Laced Wyandotte
    1 Golden Laced Wyandotte
    1 Red Lace Wyandotte
    1 Blue Spash Marans

    Eggs

    6 Barveldrer
    6 Wellsummer
     
  9. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have abput 150 laying hens and another 150 pullets that are four months old. The size of your flock will depend on what you want to do with the eggs. Do you just want some just for your family, family and friends or are you looking to sell them. I can't keep my eggs in stock. I love it but the more hens, the more time you'll need. I love it and want to start ducks this year. Have fun.
     
  10. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Around here, I do not count my chickens. It's called plausible deniability . That way I can always say, gee I didn't know I had that many chickens. Besides the number varies daily due to hatching....
     

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