I dont have chickens for eggs anymore

paramedic07

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 24, 2011
241
2
99
Bergman, AR
I dont have chickens for just eggs anymore. I just noticed this tonight. i had to cut ourselves off from anymore hatching or buying new chicks starting today. For now.
 

Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Jul 9, 2009
40,414
3,505
596
Northern CA
My Coop
I hear ya. Started with 7, now have 36. I have a million ways I can justify it though: Gotta have extra hens for winter when eggs aren't as plentiful, extra roosters not staying, had a broody so had to hatch, etc.


I'm now immune to the look of shock on the person's face that asks how many chickens I have.
 

paramedic07

Chirping
8 Years
Mar 24, 2011
241
2
99
Bergman, AR
i already have 9 guinea eggs with 23 days to go in the incubator right now. maybe a few EE/BR - polish rooster cross eggs in there at day 7 for the guinea eggs and a dozen japanese bantams egg im receiving Wensday or so.
 
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Blue

Songster
9 Years
Apr 6, 2010
912
20
171
Virginia
Quote:I realized this of myself last week. Right now I have 2 or my 3 bantam hens with 1 chick each, plus my mini roo (which makes 6), plus our 7 laying hens (1 of whom is sitting on 1 egg), and my silkie and big roos (so another 9), plus our extra rooster that I've been trying to rehome, bringing my grand chicken total up to 16, which isn't so bad. Of course, I have ordered chicks, which may have gotten a bit out of hand because right now I have on order 6 standard cochins, 6 Ameraucanas, 8 Brabanters, 2 Old English Game Bantams, 5 Polish, and 4 Silkies. I may change/cancel some of those orders (Ideal is oversold on Polish, and the Silkies are supposed to come with them, so I may just cancel that one), and I do plan to rehome some as I only wish to keep a few from each breed. Still, that's a lot of chickies coming!
 

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