Saying good by to my 500 chickens :(

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Colored Egg Farmer, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Well it was finally time to part with my chickens. They were 2 year old and were not laying enough to pay for there feed. I sold as many of them to homes as i could the rest will most likely end up in dog food. I just feel really bad i had to get rid of them but i asked them as much as i could to lay there eggs.... This is them when they were 1-3 days open there were 650 [​IMG] they were the cutest things when they were small. They were born March 15-17 2008 and out of them all 2 died as little chicks. and one turned out to be a roo.

    This is them when they were older [​IMG]

    I'll really miss them but time has to go on and have to prepare for the new batch that i will hopefully be able to get this spring [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  2. tallieb

    tallieb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2009
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    im sorry you have to get rid of them wish i could take some in for you thats alot of chickens. [​IMG]
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Out of 500 chickens none were laying eggs???
  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    they were still laying a little bit maybe 60 eggs a day. it just wasn't enough to keep them though plus the cold weather would have been very bad. i had only around 200 left the rest were sold for 1 dollar and they would not create enough eat to keep the water system from freezing and could possibly all die of freezing.
  6. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    Quote:aww maybe you could keep like 10 or 20 for like your enjoyment and so you dont get lonely.
  7. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm sorry you had to sell them, but such is the life of a chicken farmer! [​IMG]

    Too bad I don't have more room at my place, otherwise I would have taken some off your hands. You are pretty close to me.
  8. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Hopefully when you get more I will be with you [​IMG]
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Yes, me too. [​IMG]
  10. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2008
    Bedias, TX
    Wish you were closer. I love to take in older chickens who don't lay well anymore. Got two hens right now that haven't laid an egg since I brought them home lol.

    I just like to watch the chickens, like a fish tank

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