You Have How Many Chickens?!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by LostMindPleaseFind, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. LostMindPleaseFind

    LostMindPleaseFind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, these are my questions. These are my answers.

    1. How many chickens did you start with? 4

    2. What breed were they? Easter Eggers from the feed store

    3. How many total chickens do you currently have? 8

    4. How many breeds do you have now? 2, added 4 Light Brahmas

    5. How long did it take you to accumulate them? 2 months

    6. And what in the world were you thinking? Stupid facebook, FarmVille [​IMG]
     
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  2. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Started with 12 RIR's
    Currently...hmmm...have to think....
    118 chickens on the property for the moment
    Breeds? 19
    I started a year and a half ago or so...
    Nothing [​IMG] I wasn't!!
     
  3. Shannonmeans

    Shannonmeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started with about 50 assorted bantams
    They were mostly OE, cochin, japs, and rosecombs
    I currently have about 100
    Now they consist of all the ones I started with and I added RIR, Golden comet, black autralorps, Orpingtons (lavendar and Buff), assorted Leghorns, Jersey Giants, LF Cochins, Seramas, WF black spanish, Dorkings, Minorcas, Anconas, and some SL Wyandottes, and one Coronation Sussex. I think thats all. Oh yeah I have some Belgian Danvers and a pair of D'Uccles.
    I think I have about 20 breeds.
    It took me a year or so to get all of them. (Not all of them are grown)
    As far as what I was thinking, well I started with one focus and then changed my mind.
    I wanted some show chickens and due to the fact that there are literally no shows close to me I decided that I probably would not get to show. (After I got them of course)
    So then I got so involved with my egg layers and how much fun I was having with them and keeping everyone I know supplied with eggs I decided to get serious about that instead. Not only that, also they are so good at keeping my barn a fly free zone that they earn their keep twice over.
    I love them!!!!
     
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  4. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I honestly don't know and I'm not sure I even want to know how many there are out there.[​IMG]
     
  5. LostMindPleaseFind

    LostMindPleaseFind Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Mine is a rough guesstimate!
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    1. How many chickens did you start with?
    I started with three but got two more within the week.

    2. What breed were they?
    EE, BR, RIR

    3. How many total chickens do you currently have?
    Eleven layers but over 200 meaties.

    4. How many breeds do you have now?
    Seven currently but I've had fifteen different breeds over the years.

    5. How long did it take you to accumulate them?
    I've had chickens for three or four years. Sometimes my numbers are more than they are right now and sometimes there are less. Usually right around 11 layers though.

    6. And what in the world were you thinking?
    Fresh eggs and meat!
     
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  8. Skye_k23

    Skye_k23 Out Of The Brooder

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    1. How many chickens did you start with?
    14


    2. What breed were they?
    7 RIR and 7 Barred rock

    3. How many total chickens do you currently have?
    13 (one barred died)

    4. How many breeds do you have now?
    2

    5. How long did it take you to accumulate them?
    Got mine in April all on same day lol

    6. And what in the world were you thinking?
    Eggs and less bugs lol
     
  9. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    1. How many chickens did you start with? 4

    2. What breed were they? All Gold Sex Links

    3. How many total chickens do you currently have? 7

    4. How many breeds do you have now? 3, added 2 EE's and a Cochin bantam

    5. How long did it take you to accumulate them? 10 months

    6. And what in the world were you thinking? Tried to hatch chicks, but something went wrong right after lockdown and they all died [​IMG] So I got 2 EE's and later a Cochin to show. I started when I just wanted some chickens for pets [​IMG]
     
  10. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    1. How many chickens did you start with? Fourteen

    2. What breed were they? Hatchery Dominiques, Salmon Faverolles, BLRWs, BOs, and Buff Brahmas

    3. How many total chickens do you currently have? Counting the ones in the USPS right now, 25

    4. How many breeds do you have now? Ten or eleven, depending on what breed Meyer is sending as the Meal Maker (it's like Christmas!)

    5. How long did it take you to accumulate them? All of two months. I succumbed to Chicken Math really quickly.

    6. And what in the world were you thinking?

    First, "oh, a half-dozen should be fine." Then, "ooh, look at this breed! Ooh, how about some of those?" Then, "oh, I want some Speckled Sussex - hey! Another BYC member near me has some! Woohoo!" Then, "I have too many earth tones in this flock - I need to mix it up and throw some black and white in here." [​IMG]

    (edited for wonky formatting)
     
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