Is anyone else as addicted as I am?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by cejunes, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. cejunes

    cejunes Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Post Falls, ID
    I started with 3 chickens early this spring. I'm up to 15 and want more. I think I'm driving my fiance crazy (although he loves eating the eggs.) I didn't tell him that I may be adding two more tomorrow. I may be picking up two polish crested chickens tomorrow - a hen and rooster pair. I figured it's okay... He collects cars and I collect chickens.
  2. SuziQ991

    SuziQ991 Songster

    Aug 18, 2009
    Hey chickens are a lot cheaper than cars [​IMG]. And to answer your question......yes, I am as addicted as you are! I started with 7 and 1 small coop and now I have another large coop and 20 chickens. In less than 1 year.
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    I think most of us on BYC are addicted!!! Lots of fun!!! [​IMG] How can we resist, huh? [​IMG]
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Well, back in May, we built a small chicken ark with the intent of getting 3 pullets. We got to the seller's house and saw all the pullets and ended up with 4, but one was bad so we took her back and traded her plus bought another one so it became 5. Then a few weeks ago, a BYCer about 80 miles from here was giving away some mixed breed/EE chicks (hopefully will grow up to be olive eggers!), so I snagged up 3 of those. It looks like one is going to be a rooster, so he's going to have to go eventually. We were up to 8 chickens until today, when my barred rock (the only one whose wing hadn't been clipped yet) got out of the yard, and we cannot find her. I am so upset. Her name's Juanita, and she has the best personality of all my girls. I just hope she's safe and has access to food and water wherever she is.

    I just told my husband today that I have plans for another small coop for the 3 new EE little ones (ranging in age now from 2 weeks to 3 weeks), and he is going to be all gung-ho tomorrow getting it built. Totally awesome to be married to a guy with power tools. Buzz buzz vroom.
  5. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    I started with 4 and thought that was anuff... that was a year ago, now I have 30...
  6. cejunes

    cejunes Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Post Falls, ID
    Well, I told him tonight that I may be getting two more tomorrow... He rolled his eyes and said "Do I need to build you another coop?"
  7. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    Uh.... yep
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    15...? rookie... [​IMG]
  9. cat_named_noodles

    cat_named_noodles Songster

    Nov 20, 2009
    Wimberley, TX
    Wish my hubby would do stuff like that for me! he barely likes the chickens, as long as he doesn't have to do any work and gets to eat all the eggs I can cook for him!
  10. thechickenguy

    thechickenguy Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    woodsfield ohio 43793
    started w/ 2 chickens(phoenix bantam pair) in march and now im up to about 26 or so. 4 of which is guineas and 1 duck.

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