Thinking of getting more chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hidrainja4, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Yes, enough money for a profit after cost including labor.

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  2. No, won't even cover your cost !

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  3. Get help! This chicken thing is getting out of control. :)

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  1. Hidrainja4

    Hidrainja4 Chirping

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    Hi Chicken Lovers!
    I have six chickens and two ducks. I will be moving to an acre and a half after living many years in a small suburban lot. Time to think about getting more chickens!My newest chickens are two Dr Whiting True Blue Egg Layers. Expensive, true blue egg? not. Nice enough personalities but not to bright even for a chicken. It is good that they copy and follow my heritage breeds otherwise I don't think they would survive even in my small suburban fenced in backyard.
    I have had only heritage breed before the Dr Whiting True Blue. I have had Buff Orpington, good bird but low on the egg production.Rhode Island Red, nasty so and so. White Plymouth Rock , good bird. Gold lace winged Wyandotte, pretty, little bit aggressive with my ducks. Delaware, big bird medium size egg.

    So I was thinking of when I move in the spring of growing and selling pullets. Not sure if there is a profit margin in that idea. But if I have more land I must get more chickens.
     
  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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  3. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Crowing

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    This is normally where you would get everyone's favorite bird recommendation. I am not going to do that. What I would mention is that you have brown egg layers and blue egg layers, how about a bird that lays white eggs, maybe a leghorn or polish. Just a suggestion...
     
  4. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  5. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Crowing

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    Andalusians also lay white eggs, just brainstorming here...
     
  6. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC. Chicken math strikes again.
     
  7. Kiki

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  8. N F C

    N F C thankful

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    :welcome

    For myself, I wouldn't get more chickens counting on making a profit on them. But I would get them just because I enjoy them and would get more eggs!
     
  9. FortCluck

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  10. egghead77

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    What do you mean by raising pullet? Just raising them for the first few days? :)
     

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