Do you have a magic number for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CowgirlPenny, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you get the same number of chicks every time? Always two? Always 4 of each kind?


    For some reason I keep getting 3 of every kind. LOL I have no clue why three and not two, or five. [​IMG]

    Maybe its because I'm afraid one will be a Roo and I'll have to give it away. I wouldn't want just one of that breed, so I have a spare. [​IMG]
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    6. It's the number I ALWAYS get. LOL Last time I got lucky and got 10. [​IMG]
     
  3. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6? Wow. I'll tell my husband not to complain when I just come home with three new ones from now on,lol.
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    haha theres always atleast 2 or 3 that end up not being fertile, then

    1 or 2 that just doesn't make it. [​IMG]
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I believe in the rule of 3 also. [​IMG] My first chickens ever was a group of three and they are very social because we could give them a lot of attention. They all turned out to be roos but that is not the point. [​IMG] One was killed by a hawk as an adult so I still have two.

    I have 12 chicks in the brooder now. Two of them are attention hogs and the other ten only want us around at feeding time. Raising them has really not been very fun. [​IMG]
     
  6. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
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    Hey taz, what breeds are they?
     
  7. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    Hey taz, what breeds are they?

    4.. always 4.​
     
  8. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    JustAChickenLittle&More :

    Hey taz, what breeds are they?

    My first roos were BO, austrolorp, and BCM x OEGB. The last one is my avatar.
    The new ones are....2 white orps, EE's, 1 marans x ?, 1 BO, austrolorps, and a silkie mix (after I said NO silkies [​IMG] ).​
     
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