Do you know when enough is enough?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Harley's girl, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cause I don't! LOL I said that I would not get anymore chickens after June 28th! Do you know how many more chickens I have got since then?!? Me either but it is a lot! So I need to ask, when is enough...enough? Will I just know? Will I have a sense of accomplishment? Will God say ALRIGHT ALREADY? Did your DH/DW say that you would have to sleep in the coop? Please someone answer this question. Because I just told a fellow BYC member I will take her chickens......20 more!!!!! I already have over 100 chickens! Am I insane? [​IMG]
    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Well, you are blessed to be "way out in the country" and that you have enough room and $$ to take care of that many.

    When you have "enough"....you'll know.
     
  3. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
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    I know, it is crazy, isn't it?! I started with one chicken this year and I am currently up to 39, plus I just hatched 6 more chicks and got rid of a bunch of roosters! Oh, and I have added ducks and geese too!

    edited to add: this was my 500th post and I am now "overrun with chickens!"
     
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  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have set a new cut off date! And I am sticking to it this time!
    My new date is.....................



    December 31, 2008


    After that date I will not buy or get any more chickens for the year! Now 2009. Well, I am not going to make any set date just yet. [​IMG]
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Eighteen chickens is enough for me. It allows me to give them lots of quality time I probably couldn't if there many more of them. I have my other animals to think about too. They need individual time as well.
    I do love my chickens, I do crave more chickens. I do think it's possible to get literally overrun with them and have them become more of a chore than a hobby, that's why I'm practicing self-control. One of the few times I do have any self-control.
     
  6. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Harley's girl :

    Cause I don't! LOL I said that I would not get anymore chickens after June 28th! Do you know how many more chickens I have got since then?!? Me either but it is a lot! So I need to ask, when is enough...enough? Will I just know? Will I have a sense of accomplishment? Will God say ALRIGHT ALREADY? Did your DH/DW say that you would have to sleep in the coop? Please someone answer this question. Because I just told a fellow BYC member I will take her chickens......20 more!!!!! I already have over 100 chickens! Am I insane? [​IMG]
    What are your thoughts?

    You dont realise Harleysgirls, that the chickens are hypnotising you into believing that you dont have enough.............there will never be enough chickens....there will never be enough chickens.....there....will.....never.....be....enough...chickens.....xxxx you have so had me laughing!​
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you are insane with 100 what does that make me? Over 300 full time residents and will have 150 cornish x showing up in 3 days.
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    As long as you are able to care for them, feed them, and keep them in proper living conditions, I wouldn't worry about it.

    When you have "enough" you'll know it. Its just like with anything else..... chores.... laundry...... bills..... when you have enough you'll know....LOL [​IMG]

    Personally, I have ENOUGH of those everyday, so its the chickens that get me through!! LOL
     
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Animals help me keep my sanity after dealing with people.
     
  10. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Quote:Yep you are definately insane.......I am up to 88 so nearly insane...or could it be mad dogs and English woman.......
     

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