Yes, I've lost it now

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hottchick, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Hottchick

    Hottchick Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    Posted earlier about wanting to add 3 new chickens to my flock. I have black and white, now I want red and brown. I found a relatively local place that hatches and sells chicks that has New Hampshire reds and Ameraucanas. I am so tempted to drive there this afternoon as next week's schedule is so busy. My husband does not think I'm insane (as I thought he would)[​IMG]

    My coop has 4 nest boxes. Is this too few for 10 chickens? Do I need to add 1 or 2? I've had some info. about integrating, etc. The chicks will be inside until they're a bit bigger, then in their own area of the coop until they're ready to integrate totally. Sound good?

    I don't know if this is in the right section or not. If it's not, I'm sorry!

  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Are you still here or are you already driving? [​IMG] If you can get them today, have everything you need and are ready for them, why not? If you wait they might run out! [​IMG] See, I'm a chicken enabler!

    We put up four nesting boxes for 21 hens. They used two of them. [​IMG] VERY rarely the other two would get one lonely egg in them, but the vast majority of the time, they used #1 and #3. Only. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You have plenty of nest boxes. Just go get your new chickens.

    Remember to take pictures. [​IMG]
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Have you left yet? [​IMG]

    Pictures when you get home? [​IMG]

  5. carrlr

    carrlr Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    It didn't happen if there are no pictures. LOL!! 4 nest boxes is plenty. I have 12 girls, and 4 nest boxes. Although they all use the same one. Happy chick gettin!!!
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2010
  6. Hottchick

    Hottchick Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    I've printed the directions. Ready to get in the car. My husband asked when I wanted to get them and I said I want them now! He of course replies "You are never patient when you want something." I couldn't argue. I need to get going because my daughter will be home from school at 3:15 and expects me to be here. Of course, close for me is 1 1/2 hours away. I live in the middle of nowhere!
  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    One nest box per four hens is AMPLE. You have plenty.

  8. cfdf

    cfdf Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I want to go toooooo! [​IMG] I have chicken fever really bad right now! I want some silkies so bad I can taste it. I keep telling myself to wait unitl spring but........I want chickies! Ideal Poultry is just 1 hr away....somebody hold me back!!!!

    I say go for it and get you some chickies! Please post pictures so that I can get my chickie fix without getting my own....until spring....don't know if I can make it that long [​IMG] please!!!!! [​IMG]
  9. kla37

    kla37 Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    Go get 'em! Don't wait! [​IMG]

  10. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chirping

    Sep 23, 2010
    Freeville, NY
    Any new chickies yet?? So exciting...makes me want to leave work and get some more!!
    Pitures pictures oh where art thou pictures.....[​IMG]

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