started with 5 now 25!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkielover92, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I started with 5 silkie chickens I rescued the owners before me tries putting buckets on them to suffocate them... well when it was dark i went in took the buckets off the chickens.. I bring them home and they sat on eggs. I didn't realize one was a rooster as it never crowed well after he need a hen he crowed.. and so 2 months later I have 25 chickens! 20 of them just hatched this month! I have chicks all over the place. Their Soooooo adorible! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats i think??? are you happy about the chicks???
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Buckets on their heads to suffocate them? That's horrible. Good for you for rescuing them.

    i started with 2 chickens and now have 43. [​IMG]
     
  4. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm THRILLED about the chicks but now I have to build an actual hen house! They were living in a dog house in a kennel now I'm forced to build a coop I'm stoked! [​IMG]
     
  5. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i started with 3 and ended up with 70+
     
  6. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Wow! i'll have to tell my husband "See, it could have been worse". Although, at one time, including chicks in brooders, i was over 100. Now that was way too much work for me.
     
  7. kmitche3

    kmitche3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickens are so addicting. I started with 5 and now have 52 and counting. Congrats on all your chicks. [​IMG]
     

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