Chicken Math for 2011

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Celtic Hill, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    So what is your guy's chicken math for next year?

    This is mine!

    Bought Hatching Eggs :
    • 6 True Barred Rocks (keep Pullets)
    • 6 Cuckoo Morans (Keep Pullets)
    • 6 White (Or Red) Yokohomas (Train Males, Breed Pullets to OEGB)
    • 12+ MF Duccles (Pair up with Porc)
    • 12+ Porc Duccles (Pair up with MF and Porc)
    • 6+ Barred Rock x EE (Breed to Buff Orps)
    • 12+ Black Sexlink Eggs (Sell)

    Our Hatching Eggs
    • 6 BO x Sexlink (Test Eggs)
    • ? Duccle
    • ? Buff OEGB x Red Pyle

    Chicks to Buy
    • 5 Buff Old English (Ideal)
    • 5 Porc Duccles (Ideal)
    • ? TSC Duccles
    • ? TSC Silkies
    • ? TSC Sick Chicks
     
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    My chicken math is gonna go something like this:


    Hatch everything that my girls lay
    Buy (hopefully) Lemon MF d'Uccle eggs
    Buy Porcelain d'Uccle eggs


    I should have well over 100 chicks at any given point once all of this years pullets start laying. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my CURRENT plans (subject to (and will likely) change any time, LOL)...

    Buy 15 White Rock pullets from Mt. Healthy Hatchery


    Incubate for myself a total of about 150 eggs of the following breeds from my birds and friend's birds...

    Barred Rocks
    Rhode Island Reds
    Buff Orpingtons
    Black Sex-Links
    Red Sex-Links
    Easter Eggers
    and a few planned mixes too!

    Plus 48 Guinea eggs to replenish the free ranging flock...


    And I'm also planning to incubate about 300 chicken and guinea eggs to sell. May even try my hand at bantam, turkey, goose, duck, or quail eggs too!

    Can you tell I love hatching? [​IMG]
     
  4. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    jeeze! lol My free range flock is going to be hens that will have sexlink chicks with my Buff orp roos so i can sell sexed chicks next spring.
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm planning something similar! I'm getting the White Rocks and Barred Rocks to cross with Rhode Island Red and Buff Orpington roosters for sex-links! Except I'm not going to sell very many because I'll just end up with a bunch of roosters... I'll just hatch them for myself and close friends. [​IMG]

    In case you haven't seen it, here's a link to pics of my Buff Orpington x Barred Rock sex-link pullets (post #178): https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=375015&p=18
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    1+1=11+9=119 [​IMG]
    SEE
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  7. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Quote:I'm planning something similar! I'm getting the White Rocks and Barred Rocks to cross with Rhode Island Red and Buff Orpington roosters for sex-links! Except I'm not going to sell very many because I'll just end up with a bunch of roosters... I'll just hatch them for myself and close friends. [​IMG]

    In case you haven't seen it, here's a link to pics of my Buff Orpington x Barred Rock sex-link pullets (post #178): https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=375015&p=18

    Oh wow they are beautiful!

    zazouse, that is a lot of chickens!
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    WOW!

    That's a lot of poultry, LOL!
     
  9. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    my math
    is load the bator with 106 eggs every week
    put ? in broder
    move ? to grower
    buy this time i cant tell you how many chickins i have
    go to sale and buy ?
    go to sale and sale ?
    + parent stock (about 156 birds)
    = to manny chickens to keep count [​IMG]
     
  10. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Quote:Holy potatoes! What do you do with so many!?
     

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