LARGE Flocks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wendychicklawyr, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 12, then i ordered 37 more, then 42 [​IMG]

    . I am selling eggs, but i really just love chickens, selling eggs is a reason to have ALOT of chickens and different breeds. who else has large flocks?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I used to have over 100 chickens and like you, it was because I sold eggs. It's a good excuse to go a little overboard [​IMG]
     
  3. Christabelle

    Christabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large flock of expensive fluffy orpingtons because... Well, I guess I have some sort of orpington hoarding disorder. I don't sell eggs even. I just love fluffy chickens.
     
  4. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sumi how many u have now??

    Christabelle I have the I must have every breed disorder ..I have like one of ea every breed [​IMG][​IMG] how many u have
     
  5. Christabelle

    Christabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno, they are hard to count. I pay 68$ per week in chicken food though. I'm guessing i have around 150 adults?
     
  6. ChickenCurt

    ChickenCurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Granted feeding a desert flock is pricier but I'd welcome $68. Each bird costs nearly $4 a month to feed and straw up. 300+/-
     
  7. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow I'm on the low end hahahaha ... all but 12 of mine are babies ..does it become overwhelming or am I gonna keep adding [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. ChickenCurt

    ChickenCurt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time will tell :p
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    At the moment I have 24. I had to sell my old flock when we moved and rebuild.
     
  10. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm increasing my flock. I'd like to maintain 40 good hens.
    Don't know if you call that a large backyard flock or not. Actually they're all over the front and back yard.
    I hatch my own so I keep the best & eat the rest. I went through about 100 chickens last year.
    The most I had at 1 time was 60 but I culled them back to 40. I still need to cull about 20 more roosters & undesirable hens to make room for the 3 dozen nice eggs cooking in the electric hen right now.
    I'll probably go through 100+ chickens this year.
     

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