Does anyone have too many chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AtRendeAcres, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I went into my coop this morning totally over whelmed what a mess!!!

    Yes I am like most people that start out wanting 6 chickens [​IMG]

    Then my kids wanted chickens [​IMG]
    then my DH said lets sell eggs so now

    I have over 30 & 10 more being shipped today!
    (these are CA whites they will be better layers)
     
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    DH says we have too many. We wanted 4 egg layers, but I added a couple of Silkies as pets for the kids. So to him, 6 is too many. he's REALLY unhappy that I want to hatch out more, even though I've been lining up homes for the chicks...
     
  3. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TOO MANY CHICKENS??? Is there such a thing? LOL
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:According to my husband, YES!!
    According to me? NEVER!!!
     
  5. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tell your DH I have 50 chickens so he can feel better in comparison. [​IMG]
     
  6. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG! You guys are GOOD! I started out with 6, and now I have too many! I'd say anything over 50 is too many, and I'm well over that! [​IMG]
     
  7. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted 6 or 8 now I have 45, someone help me!! DH now calls me chicken-lady and thinks I've lost it. I'm done though really, I am, really....... [​IMG]

    I have 17 in the run, 6 standard babies in a crate, 16 booted bantams in a brooder, and 7 newborns in the house in a brooder. I'm done now though..
     
  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Quote:famous last words....famous last words.....
     
  9. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 17 now we will start culling out some of them, 10 are currently laying and 7 should start sometime in December. 5 of the chickens are between 1 & 2 years old so we will cull some if not all of them.
     
  10. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I totally agree with this one [​IMG] I currently have 21 chickens and 6 ducks....
     

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