Getting that feeling AGAIN! " JUST ONE MORE HEN"

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MareeZoCool, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Songster

    Here I am, mid summer, and I'm wanting a full-grown hen to add to my flock.[​IMG] Seems as if I just can't get enough variety with my girls. The only thing holding me back is finding a farmer/ breeder with a variety of chickens ready to sell.

  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I know the feeling!!![​IMG]

    What breed are you looking for? I have 8 chicks with 7 different breeds and loving every minute if it! I wouldn't mind adding another good layer to my flock like a barred rock or jersey giant. I already have a high egg demand from friends, neighbors and family. Not to mention that our own family uses roughly 18 eggs a week.
  3. 4acresNachick

    4acresNachick In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    HI. Love it! I just did this. Started with meat birds and 9 RIRs and through trading and selling have ended up with all the meaties in freezer camp and 17 chickens all together. The latest being last Saturday I went to a poultry swap with the intentions of finding a home for a couple of my pullets who turned out to be cockrels and instead I came home with 3 silkie chicks to add to the mix when they are old enough and big enough. I can't get enough of the variety and i had to have some hens that were already laying too so about 2 months ago I adopted 4 hens from a neighbor that had to many. None, and I mean none of my chickens are alike but so far my various additions and subtractions have resulted in a flock of chickens that is both friendly and supper productive both in the egg department and in the bug control. Surprisingly everyone gets along really well. I have the greatest time first thing in the morning sitting with my coffee on the porch watching the chickens come out and start their day. Each of them has their own quirks and it's been a a kick learning about each. One of my hens loves to sit by my feet and catch crumbs from my morning toast. They all stand around me in a semi-circle when I have yogurt for breakfast. It's great!

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