I thought I was MUCH stronger than all of you buying more chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kelly G, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I thought I was MUCH stronger than all of you buying more chicks than you originally intended to buy...then I went to the feed store yesterday TO PICK UP HORSE FEED...and bought two more chicks - this time two Buff Orpington pullets that they got from Ideal....they even had a note on them to "save for Kelly" as I had told them that Ideal had left them out of my order on Feb 18. How could I not take them home???? They're so cute & the feed store was so nice!

    That brings my total chick count to 28 plus the 5 laying pullets I already have (who will remain in their seperate coop/run). Doing my calculations, my hen coop is too small! It is 81 sq ft - big enough for 21 or so. I have enough roosts for 30 hens in there...but HMMMM...what to do....what - to - do?

    If they all survive & they are all pullets...I guess we'll be making one more coop [​IMG]

    My run is 50'x50' and I let all my chickens free range from about 5:30 until bed time...do you think this run will be big enough for 28 pullets? If not, I'm going to have some 'splainin' to do with my husband! [​IMG]

    I'll take some pictures today - I LOVE these fricken' chicknes!
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008

    They are addicting, aren't they?!?!

    That was super nice of your feed store to save them for you without you asking for them to do that! Gotta love great customer service! [​IMG]
  3. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2009
    Sullivan, Indiana
    No one is strong enough to deny a chicken [​IMG]
  4. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    A run that's 50 ft X 50 ft? that's a half a football field! That's not a run, that's a PASTURE!! You have enough room in there for about 250 chickens!!! Go get MORE!!! hehe, just kidding, build a bigger coop THEN go get more!!
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2009
  5. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX

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