How Many Chickens are A Lot to You?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Peaches Lee, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 50+ chickens, which I don't think is that much, but when I tell other folks, they are usually surprised at the amount. What I think is a large amount of chickens is like 1,000 or more. What's a large sum to you?
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    about 50+ [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot to us is "more than our coop capacity".
    Or when DH decides we have hatched enough for this year, which pretty well coincides with the coop/growout/brooder capacity.
    And they are his chickens, so I say OK and stop hatching.
    Of course, then two more went broody so they didn't count since we don't have to house them separately. Chicken Math, y'know.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    over 100 but I'm in the 'burbs.
    I can't build any more coops without taking up pasture space.
    I usually have about 50 but they are in flocks of about 10 or so.
     
  5. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    80 +
     
  6. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ask my DH. He'll say thirteen. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Thats a good question. I don't know the answer [​IMG]
     
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say it depends on your set up. I have had as high as 55, but that was too much for my yard. They ended up stripping the yard of all vegetation. Now I have 30 as I have downsized and I have to replant the yard this spring which means I have to get a portable electric fence to pasture them til I get the chicken yard back in good shape.
     
  9. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We can have too many chickens?? Shhh.... don't tell my husband or I will be in BIG trouble lol.
     
  10. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    I have around 40, which is a lot to me, but also ...not enough.

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