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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Countrypunk92, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to sell a pullet and a few stuff at Tim and Susies swap meet and flea market.. traded a guy two knives and my pullet for. 13 amerecaunas, easter eggers, and light br:cool::rolleyes:ahmas... Oh god....lol
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    your addicted [​IMG]
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I'm "cutting way back" so tell me why there are a couple hundred eggs in my incubator? [​IMG]
     
  4. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess so... April I had no chickens, now I have 30....
     
  5. tclegg

    tclegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Because if you weren't cutting back it would be 500 eggs...LOL [​IMG]
     
  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    Quote:Because if you weren't cutting back it would be 500 eggs...LOL [​IMG]

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  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Well, here's the thing. Chicken Math 101....

    Maybe ten percent or more won't hatch, for whatever reason.
    That leaves around 180
    Half of those are roosters.
    That leaves only 90 pullets.
    Most of those are "for sale"
    That leaves me hopefully only ten or twenty keepers, if that.
    Lots of meat in the freezer, some $ for feed to keep the "keepers"

    200 eggs doesn't really end up that many chickens hanging around here...

    I've been placing and selling my adult flocks, so less and less eggs to go in the incubator now. Lots of hens going broody, and I just let 'em. That's okay. They need a break from laying. and they are starting to molt anyhow... good time for all of us to slow way down.
     

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