I have to control myself!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by itgns, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. itgns

    itgns Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2013
    Central California
    So my current little flock were chosen for their temperament and egg production. Now, they're just reaching 6 weeks and are about to be put into the coop and run.
    But I'm already trying to plan my next flock. [​IMG]

    I say "next" because I'm living with my parents and I convinced them to get chickens on our property instead of forking over money for organic eggs or whatever. [​IMG]

    And so I plan to be moving out in the next year and a half and would want to get my own little backyard flock. I know I'm just over zealous. I wanted to have a colorful egg basket so I was looking at breeds based on that.

    And all the while I'm going, "Oh my gosh, calm down, you may not even be able to have chickens when you move out!"

    But I just had to get this out somewhere. My friends all think I'm chicken-crazy (okay so maybe I am). I just get so excited thinking about it.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I've always been 'feather crazy'. It's not necessarily a bad thing. Keep on planning - that's what life is all about - DREAMS!
  3. mejumpmore1

    mejumpmore1 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2013
    I feel the same way. I didn't start with chicks and part of me wishes that I had. At the moment I have 9 chickens, 3 of which are laying currently the remainder *should* start laying in the next week/next month depending on the girl. I have been thinking already about adding to our current flock. I began by thinking I only wanted to have 6-8, I'm already over my initial count and want to add a few more. I adore my aussie's and want to add a few more, I'd like some sex-links and perhaps a few easter eggers to add a little color. I've gone completely chicken crazy. Over the past few weeks, we've lost 2 of our chickens (one was a fatal accident and the other suddenly passed overnight).

    It's that whole chicken math thing I suppose. LOL
  4. itgns

    itgns Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2013
    Central California
    Definitely is chicken math! They make me think of Pokemon. Like I just want to collect them all!

    And the problem is is that I'll most likely be living by myself or with maybe a roommate so it's not like I need seven chickens or anything, but I keep adding different breeds that I want! I'd have to start like, an egg selling business or something in order to get rid of all the eggs!
  5. Chrysolinsbirds

    Chrysolinsbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2013
    Merced county, CA
    I'm a little chicken crazy too, I love to watch the different types and their personalities develop, who knew their were so many different chickens.
  6. txnative

    txnative Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2013
    Kempner, Texas
    I've got a case of chicken math, but can't do anything about it, fortunately:) I have 5 chickens in a coop that really can't hold any more. I have absolutely no carpentry skills, and no people close enough to me that would build me another coop. So, I'm safe for now! I get my "fix" by looking at all of the pictures everyone posts on BYC!
  7. X2 :)
  8. itgns

    itgns Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 28, 2013
    Central California
    I just want them to all grow up and start laying and I want to see how my little roo handles being the big boy I hope he is. I want them to breed and have them grow old and we can see what kind of little mutts that will show up. I want to see what our next rooster would look like. I want to see how egg basket and see how colorful it is.[​IMG]

    I just want to fast forward time! But then I don't because I am cherishing all the time I have with them, especially now that they don't hate me and are much more docile. It's taken six weeks but my chicks are learning that I bring treats and that when I pick them up, it's either to go outside for the day (yay!) or to go back in the brooder for safety at night.

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