Whats in YOUR grower pen?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KinderKorner, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    lol I always have a steady stream on different breeds in my grower pen. So I was wondering if I am the only person that hatches and buys chicks monthly? Or are there others like me out there?

    So whats in your grower, and or brooder?

    Last month it was SLW,GLW,Partridge Cochin, Brahmas, mutts, BLRW.

    This month I have in my grower pen,

    Mottled Frizzle
    Blue Cochins
    White Silkies
    Splash Silkie
    Buff Orp.
    Gold Polish
    Buff Polish
    Silver Polish
    WCB Polish

    Then in my brooder is,

    SQ Light Brahmas
    Blue Silkie

    I SERIOUSLY need to take a picture of all my chicks running around. It's crazy. I'm talking like 100 different color chicks, from the grower pen last month that swamp you when you walk outside. Tomorrow I will try to add some. [​IMG] Plus the growers, and the brooders... and the layers.

    Oh and can't forget my 34 eggs in the incubator that are on day 17!
  2. twixerella

    twixerella Songster

    Apr 3, 2009
    In the brooder 2 white silkies and 8 barred rock chicks. I guess I don't have as many was you [​IMG]
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Grower: 2 Wheaten Ameraucanas
    9 BBS Ameraucanas
    1 Salmon Faverole

    Juvies: 1 Speckled Sussex
    2 CA white leghorns
    4 Wheaten Ameraucanas
    a pair of Golden Cuckoo Marans
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Wheaten Marans
    Blue Wyandottes
    cuckoo Marans
    BBS orps
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  5. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Brooders: EEs, My Designers, Silkies, A OEGB banatm, EE bantams, mystery chicks, Polish, A Silver Sebright, 2 Hatchery Mutts, RIRs, and A Mottled Japanese.

    Grower: Silver Campines, My designers, A Polish, RIRs, A Production Red, Cochins, EEs, Blue Andalusians.

    Yep I think that covers it...maybe. Oh and this year I bought chicks every one or 2 weeks and had back to back hatches. NOT a good idea!!! Im seriously overwhelmed [​IMG] and I might get more next week and I have 16 coming from Ideal the 26 [​IMG] ....... [​IMG] ..... [​IMG]
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Nothing. [​IMG]
  7. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Black blue buff splash and project lavender orpingtons. BBS silkies
    Cuckoo and black copper marans
    Chocolate polish
    Partridge cochins
  8. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    lol sounds like we all have a lot of chicks running around.

    The Wold Queen I know how you feel. I have back to back hatches, and I buy chicks about every week or so. lol I'm trying to slow down now though.

    At any given time though I have over 100 chicks that are a few days old-a few months old.

    But now that I've had all these different breeds, I am starting to see which ones I love and which I could do without.

    I think my SLW, and my GLW may find new homes in the next few months.

    The rest are mostly for me to keep! lol [​IMG]
  9. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    No more chicks here. I have more than enough 8 week old chickens to keep me amused and I'm waiting to see how much demand there is for the eggs I'll be getting in a few months.

    I'm thinking about practicing "All-in, All-out" which means no more chicks unless heaven forbid I have to cull the whole flock.
  10. Lotje

    Lotje In the Brooder

    I don't get it... do you people live on huge farms where you can keep hundreds of chickens, or do you sell/eat them? Because jeez, I wouldn't know what to do with so many! [​IMG]

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