I have an addiction!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ashlesmommy, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. NO! I have too many.

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  2. YES! I can't stop.

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    57.1%
  3. Hatching my own.

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  4. Undecided

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
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  1. ashlesmommy

    ashlesmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a lot of chickens that are about 2 years old and decided we were not getting enough eggs.

    About a month ago we ended up with 20 chickens... 4 ameraucanas and 16 rhode island & newhampshire reds.

    THEN....decided we needed turkeys, ducks & what the heck, why not add a pair of geese?! [​IMG]

    I was really excited when I got the order in last week from Cackle Hatchery. We ended up with 6 ducks, 2 geese, 5 turkeys & 15 bantams (cochins, silkies & D'Uccles) +1 extra. We ended up losing the male goose and 3 turkeys [​IMG]

    We really wanted a second goose so when I called with what did not make it I was told to reship another one I had to order 15 ducks, geese and/or turkeys. I ended up doing 5 more ducks, 8 more turkeys and 2 more geese!! [​IMG] I am crossing my fingers that everything will make it this time.

    Sticking with true chicken math, I then ordered 10 frizzles from Ideal! I have no clue what I will do with a total of 26 bantams & I am hoping I don't end up with too many roos! I am also thinking I should probably stay off of the computer for awhile.

    Am I the only crazy one?!?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    You won the award for most addicted.....that is a lot of poultry. I wish I could get such a wide verity like you.
     
  3. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I lost count half way through! Sounds like you have a busy summer ahead of you :)

    BTW, I think you need another option in you poll: "no, I promised my spouse/significant other and unfortunately s/he remembers that promise." Next year though I'm not making any promises ;)
     
  4. ashlesmommy

    ashlesmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh man, I was afraid I was going to hear that!! [​IMG]

    My parents and my family split everything so technically we only have 1/2!! LOL I am hoping to use the bantams for 4-H projects between my 3 children and my 3 younger brothers.
     
  5. ashlesmommy

    ashlesmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh man!! Dang promises... Surprisingly when I told my husband I really wanted to order another male goose he told me "better get 2 in case another dies" I was kind of shocked but I know I have pushed my limits and need to be done!
     
  6. GardenGal

    GardenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to see pictures of your flock when you have time - what an adventure!
     
  7. m.r.heavenlyhens

    m.r.heavenlyhens Out Of The Brooder

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    That is just too funny!! [​IMG] I cannot talk though, I started three years ago with 6 hens and then the addiction hit. Never enough and had to try all different breeds!! I now have a lot of chickens and am buying eggs on here to hatch!!!! I can say that I enjoy the chickens more than anything else.[​IMG] Welcome to the club!
     

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