How do I convince my dad I need more chickens?

Ellie's Flock

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I currently have two four week old pullets, and I want more. I love my little ones and I want to have not only more variety in the egg color, but just a flock I can actually call a flock. Yes, I could order, or go in and buy chickens myself, but, as a teenager, still living with my parents, my mom could care less on the quantity of chickens I have, but, my dad regulates things on my chickens. How do I convince him that I need more without looking ungrateful and having him say no?
 

TheTwoRoos

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Say you want better for them and more birds helps with less loneliness and add on I’m grateful but would indeed like a few more,hope I can help
 

ChickenGeek_101

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I currently have two four week old pullets, and I want more. I love my little ones and I want to have not only more variety in the egg color, but just a flock I can actually call a flock. Yes, I could order, or go in and buy chickens myself, but, as a teenager, still living with my parents, my mom could care less on the quantity of chickens I have, but, my dad regulates things on my chickens. How do I convince him that I need more without looking ungrateful and having him say no?

I am dealing with the same thing with my parents, except my dad could care less and my mom is the one that want let me get any more. :( :p lol
 

sylviethecochin

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How about you raise these ones for a year, then see if he'll let you get two new ones next spring? That way, your Dad sees whether or not he likes the birds, see how egg-eating goes (how many does your family eat a week?) and you don't leave your parents with a flock fifty strong when you leave to go to college or whatever. (I did. But my parents have two teenage boys still living at home, so they don't complain too loudly.)

Plus, the anticipation of picking a second breed will probably make getting new chicks all the sweeter. And that way, you should get eggs through next winter as well (birds only lay through their first winters, usually, unless you provide supplemental light.)

Generally, a flock of two is good. A flock of three leaves one bird behind. A flock of four is okay, and a flock of five or six is pretty well-rounded.
 

Ellie's Flock

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Mar 25, 2018
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I am dealing with the same thing with my parents, except my dad could care less and my mom is the one that want let me get any more. :( :p lol

My mom is the stricter one, so its ironic for me

How about you raise these ones for a year, then see if he'll let you get two new ones next spring? That way, your Dad sees whether or not he likes the birds, see how egg-eating goes (how many does your family eat a week?) and you don't leave your parents with a flock fifty strong when you leave to go to college or whatever. (I did. But my parents have two teenage boys still living at home, so they don't complain too loudly.)

Plus, the anticipation of picking a second breed will probably make getting new chicks all the sweeter. And that way, you should get eggs through next winter as well (birds only lay through their first winters, usually, unless you provide supplemental light.)

Generally, a flock of two is good. A flock of three leaves one bird behind. A flock of four is okay, and a flock of five or six is pretty well-rounded.

Thank you for this! My family does a good bit of baking and then theirs saturdays and sundays, so probably 5-9 eggs a week. I am hoping to get a few more coops and have 5 or 6 if possible. Another thing that might help me honestly is the fact that my birthday is coming up. If I have any chance of getting new ones soon, its if my mom convinces my dad. If this does not happen, will definitely do this!
 

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