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Flock down from 100 to 6... Panic?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by greenfamilyfarms, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    We have cut our flock down from about 100 birds to 6, which consists of 5 Buff Orps and 1 Black Cochin Roo (my yard buddy). When I realized that I was down to 6 chickens, I thought I was going to have a panic attack. My husband says I like "crazy looking chickens"... he prefers the more traditional-looking birds. So, I compromised.

    So, don't worry... we've got 2 Blue Wheaten/Wheaten Ameraucana's (plus 6 hatching eggs) and 10 BBS Orpingtons being added before the end of the year. [​IMG] We both LOVE Orpingtons, and the Am's are more traditional-looking but lay an unique-colored egg = the best of both worlds.

    We are thinking that my concentration on just 1-2 breeds at a time (instead of like 12 breeds/varieties like I had at one time) we will be able to better produce awesome birds! Thank you, BYC, for your support of our endeavors and for being our enabler. [​IMG]
     
  2. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100 to 6 WOW . Good luck with future plans. P.S post those plans on the fridge so you don't forget and let the Illness take over again LOL.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    WOW!! When yall cut back, yall CUT back !!
     
  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    !!!
     

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