I've had my 6 hens, BPR's, since February. Originally I had 12 but that's another story. Now, I went to my local feed store to get them. Actually my wonderful husband decided to get me into the chicken biz after realizing what a ridiculous amount of eggs we consume in this house of 7(and I thank that man every day lol). And I've always been perfectly happy with my little flock (except for the sadness of having to cull my roo). They only had 2 breeds to choose from at the time and I went with BPR based on the info the lady who was in charge of ordering gave me. I can't remember what the other breed was. Anyway, I recently found out that the woman knows NOTHING about chickens lol. Not that it matters but I was a little shocked that she not only works in a feed store but is in charge of ordering and providing customer service on something she has no knowledge of. Okay I'm rabbit holing again.
My point IS.... after haunting BYC for a few months and finally becoming a member, I realized how many wonderful and GORGEOUS breed are out there!I now have a list a mile long of breeds that I want to add to my flock! And once we get a house with some decent sized property my husband will let me have whatever I want as long as I can show him on paper that it won't require a major budget allowance. Believe me... I'm going to WORK those numbers!! Maybe I can use Chicken Math?So last week I was offered some silkie eggs to hatch, no charge, so what did I do? I ran straight to town and got all the stuff to make a homemade incubator!! No premades were to be found anywhere I looked locally. I'm trying to justify having more chickens to myself because I lost about half of the original flock. Um except I was given 26 eggs. So I'm just planning ahead for half not hatching and half being roosters right? Heehee! No enabling needed here... I'm my own worst enemy
How in the WORLD does everyone else not end up overrun with fuzzies and adults???? Does this Chicken Math thing wear off? Perhaps there are recovery groups? I'm in danger. I think I've caught the feverI'm determined to add at least one silver laced Wyandotte next (love at first sight) and then from there a phoenix of some breed that I haven't narrowed down just YET but oh my gosh are they beautiful and then from there..... Oh my....
My point IS.... after haunting BYC for a few months and finally becoming a member
How in the WORLD does everyone else not end up overrun with fuzzies and adults???? Does this Chicken Math thing wear off? Perhaps there are recovery groups? I'm in danger. I think I've caught the fever