I got accepted to College, advice needed!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Elite Silkies, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of you already know that I had applied to the LPN school, but only got elected as an Alternate. Which really upset me........... [​IMG] But, life went on, lol.

    I decided to apply at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I done all of my testing today and have been accepted. [​IMG] I am going to get my Bachelor's in Science and my RN Degree.

    So, I am praying and keeping my fingers crossed that I can swing the cost, etc. I did get a Pell grant this year for $5550 and hoping that I can get Federal Loans as well.

    I go back today at 3 pm to talk to my Advisor and Financial Aid Department.

    Soooooooooooooooo, my Dilema. I am debating on selling a bunch of my birds. I hate to, but I will need to watch what I spend etc.

    So, I am thinking about selling my Lav/Aussie project flock and probably several silkie babies and a few Adult Silkies.

    I'll keep most of my Lavender Silkies, except maybe a couple of Roo's. I'll probably sell my 2 splash hens, but they went through a heavy moult and are not back to normal yet. They will not stop going broody long enough to feather back in right. I have tons of babies that I'll sell.

    I'll keep my Coronation Split pair, so I can process the roos.

    So, that would leave me with 7 Silkies and the Coronation Pair. I'll have to also keep Goldie, she's my daughter's Buff Orpington and she loves her! Plus one Silkie that is just a pet.

    I will have tons of birds and chicks to get rid of!! I hate to let them go, but I see myself in books for the next 4 years.

    So, tell me I'm doing the right thing if I sell most of my birds [​IMG]
     
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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Yay!

    Advice: Lay off the booze and loose frat boys. Focus on studying!

    ETA: You are doing the right thing. You can always re-stock the birdies when you have the time, the money, and the health to go hog-wild, again. [​IMG]
     
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  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes.

    I gave up chickens for ten years to move away from home and focus on my education. It was worth it.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yay!!!! Congrats!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I know it may be hard to sell them.. but school is more important.
    Once you get settled into a routine..you can get them again.
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] I don't drink, so I will not have to worry about the Booze, and ummmmmmmm after being at the College today. Well, I think I'm the oldest one there, so no worry on the Frat boys. HAHA
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That's what I'm thinking. It's only 4 years and then I can get more birds if I want them. If I have time, I am going to let my Husband retire after I go to work. He is older than I am, and his body needs a break.
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, so I need to get a count of what I have and what breeds, and I need you guys to help me price them. If you don't mind [​IMG]
     
  8. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Larissa, I will have your eggs collected before I sell them [​IMG] They are starting to pick back up again. I am hoping to get them in the Mail Monday or Tuesday.

    Here's a few birds that I am going to sell. See if ya'll can help me price them.


    1 Lavender Orpington Rooster from hinks flock (9 months old)
    8 Black Australorp hens (1 yr and 3 months old)


    (24) Split Lavender Aussie babies ranging from 5-8 weeks old.


    Trio of Cuckoo Maran


    1 Buff Orpington Pullet
    1 Speckled Sussex Pullet

    Light and Dark Gray Partridge Silkies and Showgirls about 5 weeks old (could carry the Lav Gene)

    2 Blue Silkies carrying one copy of the Lavender gene one is about 6 weeks old and the other is about 8 weeks old.

    White Silkies about 8 weeks old. A few are carrying one copy of the Lavender gene.

    1 Lavender SIlkie Rooster

    1 Lavender Showgirl Rooster

    I have several more but theres a few to start. I'll try to get pictures of all of them this weekend.
     
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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