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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i have a chance to get 2 hens of my choice in a week, but winter is coming up so its kind of putting me off because when it snows the ehns will be in the sheds becaus the snow is deep here (they can go out if they want to), if they arnt getting food or are getting bullied they can easily be moved to a shed with just them 2 in, so do use think i should get them? they are from a pet shop and are not treat well there is about 10 birds in a 2 metre run
     
  2. I would get them counsdring that ther not treated well and 2 more eggs a day.
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    well they are only 16 weeks old so i should have really said pullets i got my last hen from there and shes so much happier and her legs have changed colour so has she from getting light
     
  4. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get them, and put them where the other birds can see them, and get used to them before turning them out together. If it doesn't work you have a back up plan, and can treat them better than they are being treated now.
     
  5. ProudNewChickenMommy86

    ProudNewChickenMommy86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know you should def get them if you think they would be happier
     
  6. dadthebaker

    dadthebaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this something you want? taking on two extra birds?

    I started with 6 and a week later got three more...so total 9... didnt seem like much and told Wife we should get three more...*only* three...lol....

    I am a total newbie and did expect the surprise of how big they actually get!... so, I think that for now, 9 is my limit... gonna have to buy a farm and get more...

    There should be a warning label attached to all chicks- "Warning, I am extremely addicting" lol

    If you can handle two more, I say go for it! but that's just me....an addict. [​IMG]
     
  7. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    yes i really want them i just would want them to be misserable coming in the cold
     
  8. slim1986

    slim1986 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd go for it! 2 hens won't take up that much more space, and 2 more won't eat that much more feed either, plus you know they are going to a good home and that they will have a good life with you, even if they are a little cold this winter, they will be much better off with the cold than in a cramped little pen I'd think.
     
  9. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    im not worried about them taking up space i have a huge feild like huge!, and yeah i guess so but if a predetor came i think i would feel pretty guilty if it got one of them two
     
  10. slim1986

    slim1986 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that makes sense about the predator thing, I went to the auction earlier this year and bought one little one eye duck, I could tell by the looks of her and the other ducks in her "lot" that they weren't taken care of like I duck should be...... So I bought her and brought her to my grandmas and put her in a little temporary duck pen. But my grandma finally said that I needed to move her to my house (which I hadn't finished her permanent pen at yet) so I brought her to my house and put her at the pond, she made it for 3 days before a coon got her, but I know in my heart that those 3 days on the pond was the best 3 days of her life, as soon as she got in the water she went nuts and went diving and splashing around and just loving life! Anyway, back to the point, even if it is short lived, it is still better than where they are...... Idk, that's just how I feel about it
     

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