Do you always add to your flock...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jerseygirl1, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you go to a chicken swap/show, etc? Or, is it just me that seems to come home with two or more chickens every time I go? Like, every weekend?
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I probably would if I ever got to go to one.
     
  3. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we did just that, went to a show and came home with more chickens. I didn't anticipate how much my resident chickens would hate that. I have 2 flocks now cause my golden comets will not accept newcomers!
     
  4. lauralou

    lauralou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I go to swaps a lot. I've never brought home a chicken. I did once meet up with a friend who brought some muscovies for me, right after my drake was killed. I had only one lonely duck, and desperately needed some duckie friends for her.

    Then one time I saw the most beautiful bantam buff brahma pullet, and I wanted her so very much! She was so clean and healthy and lovely... But I hadn't gone to the swap intending to buy anything (I was selling birds that day), so I wasn't prepared to quarantine anything. I had to pass on her. That's the only time I have ever been tempted. That bird was simply spectacular!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, I only hatch eggs. We have a policy that we never, ever bring in started birds, period, especially from swaps, flea markets, etc. Too many terrible diseases that can decimate the healthy flock we already have.
     

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