So when's too many chickens going to be too many?!?!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is the question I got from my husband yesterday when we were out building coop number three! [​IMG] He looked around, looked in the coop brooder, looked at the broody, referred to the chicks in the brooder in the bathroom and the eggs in the bator, then asked that question. I just told him that I had no idea and started talking about my need and plans for coop number four! [​IMG]
     
  2. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

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    [​IMG] I think I'm following down the same path. Oh dear! [​IMG]
     
  3. crackertrail

    crackertrail Out Of The Brooder

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    My friend gave my husband 5 young hens and a rooster for Christmas. It had been over 4 years since we had any chickens, but it didn't take long to get the bug. I ordered chicks, and we fell in love with them. Another friend showed up with eggs to incubate and now we have more little chicks. I think we can stop now. But I may need one or two more. lol:p
     
  4. Attack Chicken

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

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    I started out with 2 chickens.. Now I'm up to 16 and 23 eggs in the bator (some for a friend)..

    But tell him you can never have to many chickens [​IMG] It's the truth!
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Started years ago with two, which became five which is now 12 + 15 + 12= 39 and 14 eggs in the incubator.........so a possibility of 53, and at least 11 are roos..... OK, that'll do me for a while!

    Anybody want a roo?
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hmmm, I thought 6 coops (split into 13 pens) was enough to take care of, but alas another one is going up. [​IMG] And 4 wild bird flight pens and another one going up. And I lost track of all those quail pens. [​IMG] I guess I'm not much help. Just keep building! [​IMG]
     
  7. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Started out with 5.
    We are up to 30!![​IMG]
     
  8. Four Acre Bliss

    Four Acre Bliss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For now, 11 is our max unless we build a tractor and do broilers later in the summer (but I don't think of those as "chickens," just "good eating"). I mean the ones we're going to keep around and spoil ... eleven is probably even too many.

    But next spring, all bets are off if somebody goes broody. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2009
  9. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there's only to many when the birds are fighting constantly from being over crowded, i just bought 20 chicks from tsc, got 18 in the mail, already have about 25 various adults, i free range most of them so that helps, it's an addiction but a good addiction! [​IMG]
     
  10. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
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    Well I'm up to banty breeder pen # 9 and LF # 6 I still only have one juvie pen and two outdoor brooders though [​IMG] The bad news is, I just bought a sportsman! [​IMG] I think DH is going to be building more pens real soon [​IMG]
     

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