I'm a bawkaholic....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 65browneyes, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    Hi, I'm chicken-mama and I'm a bawkaholic. It started 3 years ago when I decided I wanted "only" 5 hens and a rooster. Just for fun, but also for a 'few' eggs.

    My little flock had grown to about 20. Until this year that is........

    I took in 10 chicks, then a broody hatched a loner who now thinks I'm shim's mama (I'm still holding out for a pullet). I re-homed 3 polish chicks and took in (altogether) 6 grown hens from friends.

    Now I'm at 30 and in need of yet another coop expansion! LOL!! I think DH thinks I'm out of my gourd!

    Anybody else find they've perhaps OD'd on chicks this year?
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    i am about to...got 25 x 2 coming in two week intervals...aaaggghhhh!
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Well i think i have the same problem, but with less chickens(WAY LESS!)

    Well I said to my self, id only have 2 chickens about a year ago.

    SO then i did, but one turned out to be a roo, and i traded for 2 more hens

    Well then a wild rooster came here and took one of my hens

    THen i got 3 chickies who died

    Then I got 2 more chickies that I traded for one of my hens.

    Then I am fostering a little baby roo

    Now i find myself selling the roo for a polish mix, or 2 seramas...
  4. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    Bawkaholic... I like that.[​IMG]
  5. BowChickaBowMow

    BowChickaBowMow Songster

    May 16, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    Very cute chickenmama! Very cute!

    I started out w/ just 10 this Spring... for a few eggs! [​IMG]

    But after reading all the posts on here... I had DH build the coop BIG enough for more b/c I just knew I'd become a "bawkaholic" too! [​IMG] So it's designed to easily seperate and make different sections if need be, and we also plan on adding to the run in the next year. We don't need to now, just see ourselves getting more and more.

    It's so easy! They're just so darn cute running around in the yard. Plus all my family are anxiously awaiting eggs! When I see or talk to them they say "got eggs yet?"

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