I have lost my mind..

anderstr196

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I’m a complete newbie to raising chickens but when I finally have my brooder all set, the plans and supplies to build my coop, I have to redo my coop plans because I just accumulated 24 chicks in a week! In my defense, I only ordered 8 silkies and bought 4 polish, 2 Silver Phoenix, and 2 blue Sumatra’s from the feed store... the other 8 are the extras sent from the hatchery with my silkies (I don’t even know what they are lol). My brooder had to be extended and I need more wood for a bigger coop. Thank goodness we have over 20 acres and the neighbors are far enough away because I have a feeling this is the beginning of a new obsession for me
 

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AnimalGeek23

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I’m a complete newbie to raising chickens but when I finally have my brooder all set, the plans and supplies to build my coop, I have to redo my coop plans because I just accumulated 24 chicks in a week! In my defense, I only ordered 8 silkies and bought 4 polish, 2 Silver Phoenix, and 2 blue Sumatra’s from the feed store... the other 8 are the extras sent from the hatchery with my silkies (I don’t even know what they are lol). My brooder had to be extended and I need more wood for a bigger coop. Thank goodness we have over 20 acres and the neighbors are far enough away because I have a feeling this is the beginning of a new obsession for me
Ahh, you're chickaholic now. Happens to everyone. :)
 

SomeChickinTN

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I’m a complete newbie to raising chickens but when I finally have my brooder all set, the plans and supplies to build my coop, I have to redo my coop plans because I just accumulated 24 chicks in a week! In my defense, I only ordered 8 silkies and bought 4 polish, 2 Silver Phoenix, and 2 blue Sumatra’s from the feed store... the other 8 are the extras sent from the hatchery with my silkies (I don’t even know what they are lol). My brooder had to be extended and I need more wood for a bigger coop. Thank goodness we have over 20 acres and the neighbors are far enough away because I have a feeling this is the beginning of a new obsession for me
I feel your pain, lol. My coop is still not ready, and my run is not built yet. I have 5 in the brooder, and ten hens being given to me when the coop is done. And I'm already thinking about spring. I think I am going to forever wrestle with wanting another pretty chicken, and needing more space or already having too many eggs. I'll have the Winchester house of chicken coops, lol.
 

Shadrach

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I’m a complete newbie to raising chickens but when I finally have my brooder all set, the plans and supplies to build my coop, I have to redo my coop plans because I just accumulated 24 chicks in a week! In my defense, I only ordered 8 silkies and bought 4 polish, 2 Silver Phoenix, and 2 blue Sumatra’s from the feed store... the other 8 are the extras sent from the hatchery with my silkies (I don’t even know what they are lol). My brooder had to be extended and I need more wood for a bigger coop. Thank goodness we have over 20 acres and the neighbors are far enough away because I have a feeling this is the beginning of a new obsession for me
The extras may well be what are called packers. They may well turn out to be males.
You might research a bit about how packers are used by the hatchery industry.
 

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I think @Shadrach has a good point...the extras may turn out to be males (aka: packing peanuts). Best have a plan B in mind if you don't want or need boys!
 

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