ARGH! Chicken Math strikes again.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by xC0000005, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. xC0000005

    xC0000005 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 1, 2009
    Kirkland, WA
    I just finally did a feather assessment and a late night check and found that it was time to turn off the heat lamp on this year's new layers. I put away the light, cleaned out the brooders and was pretty much pleased. Then my wife agreed to let me get some meat birds. Hooray! So I unpack the light, setup the larger brooder and put in 12 little chicken dinners in training. This afternoon, my wife goes to the feed store...and leaves clutching a box with six easter eggers (mislabled ameri-notwhateverthatis or arac-alsonotthiseither).

    So I setup the small brooder. And the light. And the feeders. And the waterers.
    At least this time it wasn't me. That counts for something, right?
    Now I have to sell of 20(!) of my others to reach my flock max (meaties don't count - they are going away to camp in a month and a half).

    On the plus side, day old chicks are really, really cute and my wife has claimed these as "hers", so I'm sort of thinking it doesn't count against my limit, right? :)
  2. redheadfarmer

    redheadfarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 20, 2011
    SW Ontario
  3. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2012
    North East, Maryland
    ROFLOL!! I can't wait for that to happen to me!! [​IMG]
  4. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2012
    Poplar Bluff , MO
    thats about what has happened here....I take care of my mother as she has had 3 strokes so anyway after my last incubators burned up with my chickens I told her I was going to build new incubators only larger and she turned around and said fine but build her one that only holds 200 eggs so she can have some to play with too....incase your wondering mine will hold 500 and i will be building 4 of them. along with one that only holds about 164 eggs as it will start my flocks back until i need the larger ones.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  5. Daphne16

    Daphne16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    That is too funny, I wish my dh would come home with chicks. Oh well we would need a whole new coop and run if we get anymore, plus officially we aren't supposed to have chickens though the neighbors all okayed it.

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