Flock down from 100 to 6... Panic?

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

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    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

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    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 Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    WOW!! When yall cut back, yall CUT back !!
  4. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA

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