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# Explaining Chicken Math - Page 6

My chicken math for the last 2 years... 6 - 2 + 2 + 4 - 4 + 3 - 2 + 2 + 2 - 2 + 8 - 8 + 1 + 1 + 4  - 3 + 10 - 6 - 2 + 22 - 22 + 3 + 13 - 7 = 23, which means I'm forgetting 4 somewhere because I have 19 right now.

Husband hasn't disowned me yet because there are - signs in there. Sold the ducks yesterday, to a gentleman that bought my Serama. Oh! There's the other 4! - 4 Serama. He has many more birds than I do, even though his focus is his fiber farm. He said "I should be selling instead of buying" and I replied "Yes, but as you buy better birds, you then can decide which of the lessor quality birds to sell, but you can't sell until you know what you're keeping"

I was fine until 2 girls went broody. I gave them all duck eggs. Felt bad for the chicken. Gave her eggs to the broody duck. Went to buy 6 chicken chicks, will need new layers next year anyways. I came home with 10 plus 3 Turkeys. Then decided I liked Turkeys better than ducks, so I sold the ducks after her babies were a week old. That was sad, but those Turkeys are something else!

I didn't complicate the math with all the hatching eggs, only counted resulting birds. LOL

Soon I'll be selling 5, a trio of Naked Necks, and 2 EE cockerels. Need to see gender on Turkeys before making a decision there. No new birds for awhile, need to get the young ones integrated. Only gave the broody 5 of the 10.

I only wanted 4, that turned into 6, that turned into 12, and then that turned into 26. Oh and I only ever wanted 10 meat birds and that turned into 75. Chickens are just so easy to care for and they give you something back so it only makes sense to have a lot

Proud owner of 1 gold star chicken, 1 rhode island red chicken, 3 Columbian Wyandottes, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 5 Easter Eggers, 3 Speckled Sussex, 3 Welsummers, 3 Blue Andalusians, 3 Black Australorps, a black lab, a red tabby cat, and a ragdoll cat! Follow me at- http://raisingyourown.blogspot.com/ (updated 8/25)

Proud owner of 1 gold star chicken, 1 rhode island red chicken, 3 Columbian Wyandottes, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 5 Easter Eggers, 3 Speckled Sussex, 3 Welsummers, 3 Blue Andalusians, 3 Black Australorps, a black lab, a red tabby cat, and a ragdoll cat! Follow me at- http://raisingyourown.blogspot.com/ (updated 8/25)

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Originally Posted by A.T. Hagan

The Chicken Math that can be explained is NOT the true Chicken Math!
oooh so true

hahaha thats so funny can't say i feel the same way tho  i only have 3 haens after getting rid of the roo he got way too agressive

I love this thread.. Last year i got chickens the boyfriend said only 8... him and my daughters came home with 10 chickens and 2 ducks... they went somewhere to get feed and got 2 more ducks.... a friend called and was getting rid of 8 baby chcicks so we took them... bad mistake lol... they had polish crested... so we moved and that was enough for me for now... i found this site.. fell in love with the polish crested at christmas i got a new incubator...lol.... so spring arrived i bought 15 chicks from a breeder hatched 8 mixes from my own... well i wanted more kinds so we ended up buying more polish crested..

Then ticks were bad and he agreed to get 6 guineas....Grandma gave us a turkey i fell in love with them... he says no more and calls me crazy cuz i want more turkeys and guineas and  peacocks now...lol

Ducks 0

chickens 50

turkey 1

guineas 6

lol he called me crazy when i said i wanted a second incubator lol... I love my birds

Mother to 7 kids oldest 21 youngest 7, in love with a hard working man for my chickens. Have sultans, silkies, and EE's. A turkey and a peacock. Got 4 pens now so trying to fill them up :)

Mother to 7 kids oldest 21 youngest 7, in love with a hard working man for my chickens. Have sultans, silkies, and EE's. A turkey and a peacock. Got 4 pens now so trying to fill them up :)

We started with 9 chicks and 8 layers a year and a half ago. Then we got meaties and butchered them ourselves and liked it so this year we are selling them. Righ now we have 300 cx and more coming in two weeks (people have been ordering them like crazy) then there's our layers. We got a sportsman incubator and wow do the chickens multiply fast when you can fit that many eggs in in one hatch (around 95/week) we have been selling most of the chicks but there are always a few I just HAVE to keep. Then we also ordered some Delawares and bought 4 br hens and a roo. Now we are sitting at about 200 layers (mostly chicks less than 2 months old) and 300 cx. How did this happen! People keep buying chicks so I keep hatching. If I would just stop keeping some! At least the ones I am selling are completely paying for all of them that I am keeping....that mean I can keep more chickens right? Chicken math is dangerous!
Layers, ,meaties, goats, kids, and a great wife...life is great.

Hatchery permit/npip certification under way....inspector will be coming any day now!
Layers, ,meaties, goats, kids, and a great wife...life is great.

Hatchery permit/npip certification under way....inspector will be coming any day now!

Hmmm...this has been a very troubling thread. Two days from now I'll be receiving 5 NH Reds and 5 Delawares...my first adventure into the world of chickens.

Not having a DW (nor even a significant other) to control my, uh, urges, will I too, be subjected to chicken math? From what I've read, there doesn't seem to be a cure...

Sheesh...I'm not even finished with the first coop!  Good grief - did I just say "first"?

Oh my...

kamir

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

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Originally Posted by kamir

Hmmm...this has been a very troubling thread. Two days from now I'll be receiving 5 NH Reds and 5 Delawares...my first adventure into the world of chickens.

Not having a DW (nor even a significant other) to control my, uh, urges, will I too, be subjected to chicken math? From what I've read, there doesn't seem to be a cure...

Sheesh...I'm not even finished with the first coop!  Good grief - did I just say "first"?

Oh my...

kamir

Oh, Kamir, you are doomed - lol! You better get an SO quick to keep you chicken math under control! There's no guarantee with that either though, so just come to the "dark side" anyway!
My wife isn't very good at keeping me under control! We just hatched out chickens for her so we are both in it now...could be big trouble:D
Layers, ,meaties, goats, kids, and a great wife...life is great.

Hatchery permit/npip certification under way....inspector will be coming any day now!
Layers, ,meaties, goats, kids, and a great wife...life is great.

Hatchery permit/npip certification under way....inspector will be coming any day now!
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Originally Posted by Cotton42

Ok, let's see... 9+6+4-3-4+7-2+2+24 hatching eggs = My husband is going to kill me. I can count all of the same breed as one chicken, right? Right?!!

Right!  It's like playing cards!!!!

More chickens than one woman ought to have, eight Angora goats, one llama, two dogs, a cat, a husband and a kid.

Knitter? Spinner?  My Etsy shop:  Shooting Yarn  Happy to trade fiber and yarn for hatching eggs!

Growing out: B/B/S Ameraucana and Spangled Russian Orloff

More chickens than one woman ought to have, eight Angora goats, one llama, two dogs, a cat, a husband and a kid.

Knitter? Spinner?  My Etsy shop:  Shooting Yarn  Happy to trade fiber and yarn for hatching eggs!

Growing out: B/B/S Ameraucana and Spangled Russian Orloff

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