this hobby is getting out of control!LOL

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by aran, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    Well my son and I had "thinned" our flock down by selling 3 SS hamburgs ( one was a roo), 2 salmon favs ( one was a roo) and 2 white cochins last weekend. Sooooooo we found a lady who is moving towns and couldnt take her flock with her. We went out today to theoretically pick up the 2 ameraucana ( man are they BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!) pullets which are about 5 months old. Well i totally should not have taken my 6 yr old chicken addicted son William with me because we came home with 1 blue silkie pullet, 2 bantam frizzle cochin pullets, 2 ameraucana pullets and 1 absolutely stunning looking ameraucana roo.

    Main reason we took so many was because the lady's partner was going to probably put whatever they could not rehome into soup pot. I am really surprised to see that there was very little squabbling at home between the new and the old birds. I checked everyone carefully for mites...didnt see any. Fortunately my birds are all due to be dusted with Sevin dust next week anyway so they will all get a dusting at that time.

    They are all settling in really well and my son is so happy its priceless. If he could just put the little black frizzle cochin down she could also get to know the other birds too! Her name is " Fro"

    so now we have a much larger flock than we originally planned and lots of variation:
    1 standard white cochin
    2 salmon favorelles
    3 buff orpingtons
    1 SS hamburg
    4 RIR ( one is a roo...he is called Fuzzle)
    3 RIW ( i think)
    3 barred rocks
    2 Gold sex links
    2 frizzle cochin bantams ( black and white)
    1 Bue silkie
    2 ameraucana pullets and 1 roo
    3 rouen ducks
    2 white crested ducks

    In the baby pen we have:
    4 Buff laced polish ( i think 2 roos and 2 pullets)
    1 black white crested polish
    1 white silkie
    2 cuckoo silkies
    1 black silkie

    SOOOOO obviously we will need to thin out the flock again before winter LOL.

    Mind you our flock is awesome looking, super friendly and has provided my son and I with so much fun and happiness already that its hard to imagine what i did before i had chickens!
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    aran.....ohhh, I can COMPLETELY understand...when we started with chickens...I told DH...just 6 or 7....RIR/x for eggs for us. Well.....we now have....

    13 RIR mix (11 hens 2 roos..and now 6 babies!)
    2 black langshans ( 1 roo 1 hen)
    2 White Langshans( 1 roo 1 hen)
    2 Silver pheonix (1 roo 1 hen)
    16 Buff Orps (14 hens 2 roos)
    1 Faverole hen
    1 Polish Roo
    1 Dominique hen
    1 Cuckoo Maran Roo
    7 Americauna hens
    3 CornishX
    6 Cochin Frizzles (4 hens 2 roos)
    2 Royal Palm Turkeys ( Adam and Eve)
    1 Duck
    and 10 eggs in the incubator!
    No use in fighting the addiction....just give in, and live it! LOL
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    Good gracious! It must be an epidemic! [​IMG]
    I started out the last week in March with 4 hens and one roo and I now have 44 head of poultry!! [​IMG]
    3 red stars
    1 lt.brahma rooster
    1 black australorp
    5 buff orps
    4 barred rocks
    1 dominique
    5 cochins
    5 e.e.
    3 silkies
    4 ducklings
    7 keets
    and five mixed 2 wk old chicks
    I guess I will certainly have egg now! And there is just my DH and myself. [​IMG]
    Can you believe I am getting two complete clutches of ducklings in about a month???? [​IMG]
    I couldn't be happier! [​IMG]
  4. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    At least I'm not the only one up to 46 now

    Totallly understand about the frizzle, daughter will somewhat pay attention to others, but she loves the frizzle, it was raining today so she went out got frizzle(PRINCESS FRIZZLE) and sat on the prch with her till they both were napping after sharing the vanilla wafers
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    LOL! I started out with 6 barred rock hens 6 yrs ago and now have...

    1 Phoenix roo
    2 Phoenix hens
    1 jap roo
    2 jap hens
    1 Australorp hen
    1 black star hen
    1 white-faced black spanish hen
    2 EE hens
    1 splash silkie hen
    1 gray silkie hen
    1 turken cockerel
    3 turken pullets
    1 la fleche cockerel
    2 la fleche pullets
    2 Yokohama pullets
    2 EE pullets
    1 phoenix/silkie x cockeral
    2 phoenix/silkie x chicks
    3 jap bantam chicks
    1 silkie/jap chick
    3 ducks
    The list is always changing, too. I can't make up my mind of what I want. I like the looks of certain breeds, acquire them and then I realize I can't stand their personalities. I'm not fond of my jap hens, they are quite insane, but my jap roo is a sweetheart, so they stay. They are little and don't cause too much trouble, but are by far the nosiest birds I've ever had!

    And I have a blue silkie hen and 2 blue silkie chicks on the way. Also desperately seeking a SQ gray Silkie roo. [​IMG]
  6. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    Get some guinneas, it will make you think the Japs are quiet [​IMG]
  7. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    I don't feel so bad now only having 39. I started out with 10 and they somehow multiplied. Now tell me how that happened! [​IMG]

    5 RIW (4 pullets & 1 roo named Poopybutt)
    5 NHR
    5 BSL
    5 Salmon Fav's
    5 EE's
    5 Spitzhaubens (4 pullets & 1 roo named Henry)
    4 CP (2 pullets & 2 roo's named Butterscotch & Alice Cooper)
    3 Lt. Brahma's
    2 Black Langshan's

    We're talking about some guineas and geese now. Yep, it's official.....we have the bug!
  8. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    You guys are SCARING ME !!!

  9. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    Just a friendly reminder to all. New birds wether juvenile or Adults should ALWAYS be quarentined at least 30 days before being introduced to an existing flock. The nightmare that can follow is not a fun or pleasant experience for anyone should a Disease unknowingly be introduced.
  10. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    it's quite addicting isn't it? I started out with 6 Production Reds over three yrs. ago... now I'm up to 70. [​IMG] Bit that's my limit for chickens anyways.. next spring we're gonna raise ducks.. [​IMG]

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