how many?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by quadcam79, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. quadcam79

    quadcam79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just going to place a small order with ideal and I'm not sure how many chicks I should order, my family is 2 adults one almost adult teen and my daughter every other weekend.

    I was going to order 4 buff Orphs, 3 Ameracuanas, 3 cochins and 3 black silkies. no roos, just egglayers and bantys cause they're cool lookin

    will that be enough to keep us supplied? too many?

    I never really thought about it till now [​IMG]
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I think thats more then enough [​IMG]. We have 4 sex links and 3 barred rocks and thats enough for a 4 family house
     
  3. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH and I have 9 hens and we average 8.5 eggs a day. Plenty for us, the 4 Dobes and some to give to friends and neighbors.
     
  4. quadcam79

    quadcam79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks...sounds about right then.
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I have 8 hens and we get an avg of 6 eggs a day, and that's with one 'freeloader' golden campine who only lays 'fart' eggs about one time a week. Hoping she'll work out the kinks in her system and start laying more consistently, but 7 good layers are more than plenty for our family of 6 plus 1. AND I give away eggs pretty regularly too.
     
  6. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    Thats not enough you need like 2,000,000 more [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you get .5 eggs?
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:S n M they will get addicted soon. Next month they will get hatching eggs and a bator [​IMG]
     
  9. quadcam79

    quadcam79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok ...for now....... I ordered
    2 Buff Orpington
    2 Ameraucanas
    2 Barred Rock
    2 Gray Silkie Bantam,
    2 Crevecoeur


    [​IMG] I had to narrow it down

    I cant order my Frankenchickens until i get a deep freezer...the one on the fridge isn't gonna cut it
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2008
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thats a good list. Let us know how well the come in after the order [​IMG]
     

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