Maybe I have too many chickens....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LoneCowboy, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I think that maybe I have too many chickens. I didn't think that was possible, but I'm kinda thinking I might have stepped over that line.

    Coop #1 just has my 13 layers. They aren't too much of a problem, but if they don't stop picking each other they will soon be stew.

    Coop #2 has 6 Soon to be laying hens and including maybe 1 black Orp Roo, masquerading as a hen

    Coop #3 has 7 4 week olds 5 Marans (I think 3 are roos) and a black and blue orp. I think one is a roo.

    Coop #4 30 10 week olds in way to small of a space. Red and black Sexlinks, Blue americans (not sure which ones) blue orps, again clueless as to who is who. Blue Jersey Giants (still clueless, but I think 2 might be roos) EEer Roo, and BR roo and 2 speckled sussex's

    Brooder #1 50 meat birds.

    Brooder #2 5 birds I'm brooding for a customer.

    I think I'm doing really well, until I get to coop #4 and I can't tell one chicken from the other. I've got to get the marans out of the Jersey Giant's coop, the 6 from coop 2 into coop #1 several from coop #4 into coops #1-3 [​IMG] I think coop #4 is what's putting me over the edge. All this moving is time sinsitive and those little boogers are growing faster than the time needed to get them ready for their big moves. I think I need more coops..... [​IMG]
  2. HenHaven

    HenHaven Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    Coarsegold, CA
    [​IMG] Guess it's time to shuffle those chickens around! Been there! The only difference is that it only took 25 chicks to put me over the edge last year! It didn't help that they were straight run, either!

    Good luck, and have fun while you are doing your chicken wrangling! [​IMG]
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Sounds like a great time to me
  4. M.J

    M.J Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    thats i've finaly hit my limit of 12 coops the amount of money i have put into this is amazing at times but it keeps me out of trouble and i love them so its worth it

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