How many chickens do you have?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chicken Paradise, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Chicken Paradise

    Chicken Paradise Out Of The Brooder

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    Couldn't do a search, it overloaded the system!
    We have 5 mature hens now with 15 2 week old cornish, soon to be butchered in a few weeks, 12 2 week old varying pullets.
    Just wondering about overall numbers. I'm afraid I've become a chicken hoarder.
     
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I have 20 right now, but 7 of them are meat birds who will only be around for another 2 weeks. I am allowed to have 14 hens, no roosters on my property.
     
  3. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    5 hens
    2 chicks in the brooder. One that is a week or so old the other is younger.
    Two Self Blue DUccle on the way. [​IMG]

    edited to ad: I am within city limits and am not allowed any livestock on my property. Darn good thing my chickens are pets
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2009
  4. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I have 28 standard hens and 1 roo
    12 bantam hens
    and approx 20 chicks of various ages
     
  5. foweler

    foweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 pullets. That's all I could talk the wife into. For now......
     
  6. Up-the-Creek

    Up-the-Creek Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    West Virginia
    I have 11 hens
    2 roosters
    2 baby c h i c k s
    and 29 e g g s in the incubator.
    You can NEVER have too many!!!
     
  7. Ol'FashionHen

    Ol'FashionHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The South
    13 - laying ladies ( had 14 [​IMG], my astralorpe is mia, gone without a trace)
    and 1 fertile fella, Frankie

    [​IMG], oh and I can't forget about the 12 (round things we eat) being sat on right now. I'm not counting em' before they hatch though [​IMG]
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Coop
    31 total at present... looking to eat some this summer.
     
  9. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Counting the 5 two week olds in the house, I have exactly 99 chickens.

    That number will be decreasing over the next month as about 20 of the 4 and 5 year olds in the laying flock have been selected for stewing hens. [​IMG]

    Matt
     
  10. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    Not enough [​IMG]
    23 hens and 1 roo
     

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