Just 2 birds, What would YOU do?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TeamHolt, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. TeamHolt

    TeamHolt Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I have a rooster. We live in a subdivision, so he's got to go. That leaves me with 2 pullets, they're about 9 weeks old.

    Would you keep just those two or add 2 more?

    We originally had plans for four, so there's space for four (max of 6).

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would add two more. :)
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'd just add more birds
     
  4. Autumn Mama

    Autumn Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it might be good big picture planning to add two more. that way if one falls ill, or otherwise doesn't thrive/survive this singleton will still have a flock-mate. with chickens being a social animal evolving to live in groups, i can only see positive things and better health if there are a larger number rather than just the two. a good quality of life is important.

    chickens can and do fall ill and not survive, and that is what i meant by bigger picture planning. right now our flock is going on four years old and we;ve lost one hen with another possibly dying soon, so the number of hens will still be a healthy flock for us, as we chose a higher number at the beginnig.

    do you have a local rural community where you can obtain two more pullets? you could then quarentine for a few weeks (highly sugggested) to ensure they are healthy and then add then to your flock.

    i'm sure others will chime in too :)
     
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  5. gickelvolk

    gickelvolk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add 2 more young pullets......

    The answer is generally MORE..... [​IMG]

    of course it depends on your original plans....
     
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  6. TeamHolt

    TeamHolt Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a local hatchery, local/rural folks, and backyarders as well. The local hatchery has nothing but chicks and roosters this time of year though.

    I'll probably end up with 2 more. Even if I have to start with chicks. My husband will LOVE it!
     
  7. twisted troy

    twisted troy Out Of The Brooder

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    I would add at least 2 more, if you can't eat all the eggs I bet your dog would love an omelet. And it's very easy to find people to supply egg cartons and sell/give eggs away!
     
  8. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just keeping the two is fine ~ I have two. Good luck!
     
  9. CorinneP

    CorinneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of us always say More more more ..lol If you have the room and are allowed why not : ) Just as easy to feed and water 4 as it is to do two lol .. Of course its always a personal choice .
     

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