New to CHickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SentryFE, May 30, 2011.

  1. SentryFE

    SentryFE In the Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Well thanks to my wife I am now into chickens. Someone abandoned 50 bayb chicks week before easter and the wife brought them home because they where FREE. Well long story short I know have almost $1000.00 into these FREE chciks. I only have 14 left (found new homes for the rest) plus she took in a Buff ORP rooster. Now I have to take care of thesse because she does not. I was hoping I would have atleast 8 hens but it looks like I have only 3 or 4. The rest are Roo's and will most likley be invited to a 4th cook out. Now I am hooked and just ordered 25 females ( 5 BLACK AUSTRALORP, 5 SILVER LACED WYANDOTTE, 15 ARAUCANA ) I only want to keep aprrox 15 of these. I am sure I can relocate the extras. I might keep one of my little Roo's and build another coop and run. My current run is 12 x 26. completely enclosed with fence and criiter proof. Plus I keep predator traps out. I suppose I could just build a new house and split the run. I also allow the now 2 month old chicks and the Rooster to free range when I am out with them as the are easy to call back to the run. Out of 50 chicks I started raising we only lost 1. So I hope my luck says with me.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    Wow! when you get chicken, you get chickens. [​IMG] Congrats

  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    [​IMG] congrats on the expanding flock! [​IMG]
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Glen St Mary, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Big time chicken math at work lol!!
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Wow, you really do know chicken math [​IMG]
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Yep that chicken math creeps up on you before you know it. [​IMG]
  7. fifenashia

    fifenashia Songster

    May 15, 2011
    Eastern Kentucky
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Kentucky!

    I am hearing a heck of a lot of chicken math!! Chickens are like potato chips, you can't stop at 50! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    [​IMG] and my DH thinks I'm bad having 38 [​IMG]
  9. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Songster

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!! [​IMG]

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