Started off with 4, now I want more!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by montanasandy, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. montanasandy

    montanasandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with 4 chickens last spring. Now I can't wait for more! Plans to expand the coop...Why oh why did I not make a bigger one to begin with! [​IMG]

    Anyone else have this problem!??[​IMG]
     
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  2. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! In July a friend gave me four pullets (lila[cuckoo marans], plucky [silver leghorn], betty[giant white], and vanessa[spangled hamburg]). i purchased a 3x4 coop and figured ok, now I have chickens!....But wait! I fell in love! I would come home on a hot summer day, grab a cold glass of wine , some cheese(cheese didn't last long...they ate most of it!!) and sit on a milk crate and visit with my girls. THEN IT HAPPENED!! I WANTED MORE. Had another, bigger coop built and bought breeding buckeyes and plan to raise my own and maybe sell some. YUP I got it bad. First coop is empty awaiting the new arrivals in the spring...........
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Surely you jest. [​IMG]

    Chickens are addictive. I now have 8, yes, eight coops, and .... Well, let's just say "lots" of chickens.
     
  4. montanasandy

    montanasandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, yes!!! I do the same! Happy hour with the chickens is the best.....Now that winter is here, I still go out and sit with them, but the happy hour is inside. [​IMG] Planning on getting 5 more this spring! [​IMG]
     
  5. montanasandy

    montanasandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh dear! Maybe I should make the addition REALLY BIG! [​IMG]
     
  6. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, yes!!! I do the same! Happy hour with the chickens is the best.....Now that winter is here, I still go out and sit with them, but the happy hour is inside. [​IMG] Planning on getting 5 more this spring! [​IMG]

    After working all day, I find it and them ssooo therapeutic!! Too dark when I get home now. But I go out and tuck them in for the night.
     
  7. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    They are like potato chips, you can't have just one......or over 40. I started out with 4 a little over a year and a half ago. Now I have 5 coops, at least 40 chickens, 7 runner ducks, 3 call ducks, 11 chicks in the brooder in the front room, 2 ducks eggs under a broody, and 2 incubators running.

    Hello my name is Tricia, I'm addicted to chickens.

    Oh and it catching, DH and DD's have chicken fever too now.
     
  8. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tricia, you should start a thread...the I'm, addicted to chickens thread!

    Hi! my name is Ginny. I AM addicted to chickens. I passed the disease to my forgiving husband.
     
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  9. montanasandy

    montanasandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Tricia, you should start a thread...the I'm, addicted to chickens thread!

    Hi! my name is Ginny. I AM addicted to chickens. I passed the disease to my forgiving husband.

    YES!! Hello, my name is Sandy and I am being to think I AM addicted to chickens! [​IMG]
     
  10. crosbygroup

    crosbygroup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes, yes!!! I do the same! Happy hour with the chickens is the best.....Now that winter is here, I still go out and sit with them, but the happy hour is inside. [​IMG] Planning on getting 5 more this spring! [​IMG]

    After working all day, I find it and them ssooo therapeutic!! Too dark when I get home now. But I go out and tuck them in for the night.

    Me too! [​IMG] I love happy hour with the chickens, but they steal the cheese and crackers. [​IMG]
     

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