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Dad told someone we had 30 chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ThePigeonKid, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
    Yesterday Dad told someone that we have around 30 chickens [​IMG] I looked at Dad and said I am not sure how many we have but I know that it is over 50 + 4 chicks +4 ducks + 15ducklings.
    All he said was Wow![​IMG]

  2. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I couldn't honestly tell you how many I have either. After a certain point, its moot. [​IMG]
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    i couldn't tell you how many birds i have all together but i processed 289 guineas last month and over 200 roos last year and still have 100's of free range birds.
  4. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana

  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    I think it is better not to know.

    (no, actually, I do head counts twice a day when I do the well bird welfare checks.)
  6. My family (mostly extended) is all always surprised to hear how many I have. I only have 12 hens and 1 duck! To me, that is not very many, but none of them have chickens. I have always tried to keep my numbers at 20 or below. To me, that is a manageable number, due to the amount of coops I have ( 2 large ones), the run I have (40'x10') and how much space I have for them to free range. I would love to have more, but I have to be realistic. [​IMG] Funds are tight right now. Thankfully, the girls are able to pay for their own feed by the sale of their eggs, but the cost of supplies, like sand, cracked corn, boss, and such, come out of my pocket (when I can afford it.)

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