So much to think about.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Justhatched, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    I am stuck. I want to have more chickens. I want to get them around next spring. I am going crazy trying to decide what I should do. I know it's a personal choice. I just can't decide [​IMG]. My goal is to have more chickens. I haven't decided if I should get a rooster. I currently have 4 but have thought about keeping 1. He's a Silkie and I don't know about Silkie mixes. I want a few different chickens than I already have. I would like Barred Rock, Araucana and maybe 1 or two more. I haven't decided yet. If I get new chickens do I get them from egg, chick or older. This is what I keep thinking. Or I could keep the Silkie and let him do his job and have some more chickens that way. I don't know. I probably shouldn't be worrying about it now. It's months away. I love my chickens so much and can't wait to add more. [​IMG]
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    Try not too worry so much. You have lots of time to think about this. Just look at pictures and see what you like.

    Have you ever looked at the photos on the breed pages at Feathersite? Have you looked at Henderson's breed chart? Those can be very fun sites to browse. Just give yourself more time and don't worry about making a decision until next year, when it's actually time to actively do something. I'm glad you're enjoying the chickens you have now so much!
  3. so lucky

    so lucky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2011
    SE Missouri
    I am sorta in the same boat. What I am thinking is to try to find a "standby" source for fertile eggs of the breeds I want, then wait for one of my girls to go broody. Apparently if a mama hatches eggs the babies can be integrated into the flock pretty easily. I just need to plan on getting extras to make up for unhatched eggs and males.
  4. RoosterRanch

    RoosterRanch Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2010
    Waverly WV
    If you can buy fertile eggs and put them under a Broody, that is the best way. You are almost sure to get a roo as well.
  5. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    I know. I need to stop stressing. Yesterday I learned the place we got some of our chicken had a bunch of ones I wanted! It's a somewhat close breeder. I wanted to run over there and get some chicks. I don't think it's a good idea to get chicks right now. It's gonna get colder and I don't have a broody hen. I will wait though. It's so hard! Thanks for the websites. I will look them up![​IMG]

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