Chicken math, Got the best of me!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Paintedhorsegirl, May 21, 2011.

  1. Paintedhorsegirl

    Paintedhorsegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    Its kind of crazy but at a local farm store, when they get their orders of chicks in they give everyone 2 days to pick them up and then they sell the rest to the public at a discounted price. The store opens at 7a.m. and apparently last year people were lined up at the door by 6:30 to get these chicks. They said they were expecting the same this morning, So I woke up it was 6 o'clock and i thought should I stay or should I go. Oh I ended up going. got their 10 past 7:00 and they had already sold out of a lot but still had a lot. I felt like I was in my 20's again and waiting for concert tickets to go on sale, ya know when everyone camps out and waits for the doors to open..haha
    So long story short, as if I didnt already have enough birds..I left with 2 blue swedish ducklings, 3 plymouth rock chicks, 4 buff orpingtons, 2 wyandotte chicks and 3 bantams. If that werent enough I brought them home just to head off to a poultry swap and come home with 2 indian runners, 2 turkeys, 1 gosling and 12 guinea hatching eggs. OOPS [​IMG]
    I told my husband, " well I just had 24 eggs in the incubator and only 2 hatched, so Im technically down 22 birds. So i got 19 more today to make up for it and the eggs, who knows I might only get a couple from the hatch again..So now Im even again!!"hahahaha
    Chicken math has done it again! [​IMG]
  2. muslw4

    muslw4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    Lol, sounds like a good day to me! and gotta love the reasoning!
  3. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
  4. MountainChickenMama

    MountainChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2010
    Love me some chicken math!!!
  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2011
    The stores around me seem to sell out the duckling quicker then the chicks. I went back after a month of getting mine and their was no ducklings left so I got more chicks. Works out either way. [​IMG]
  6. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    It is terrible , I hatch out these birds and then don't want to sell them. Well, it is hard to keep track of what I've got and I don't want to sell something good! I sold a few the other day, luckily 7 more hatched out today. I just love my birds!:)
  7. Paintedhorsegirl

    Paintedhorsegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    I know, its truly amazing how addicting little chicks can be [​IMG]
  8. Paintedhorsegirl

    Paintedhorsegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    Chicken.Lytle :

    I know the feeling. [​IMG]

    Just read your blog, you seem to have my same logic on the chicken math..hahaha​
  9. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    My weekend succumbed to what I like to refer to as "rooster math".

    As week 4 hit, my initial flock of 5 Delawares and 6 RIRs was beginning to look like 9 roosters and only 2 pullets. Well, of course, that just wouldn't do. It just so happens there was a swap this weekend, so we decided to go browsing. One gentleman had a cage of 10 five-week-old RIRs and buff Orpingtons that had these sweet little combs and skinny little legs. He believed them all to be pullets and I concur, considering the night-and-day difference between them and overflow of testosterone I had at home. As I was trying to decide how many I could afford, my husband came up and told me to just get them all. Whoohoo!

    So, the latest count appears to be 6 RIR pullets, 5 buff Orpington pullets, 1 Delaware pullet (the poor dear), 5 RIR roos, and 4 Delaware roos. I am happy that I have improved my pullet/roo ratio from 2/9 to 12/9 thanks to rooster math!
    Last edited: May 22, 2011
  10. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I have horrible luck when it comes to roos. Last year when we started with chickens, I went to a farm to get some barred rocks 5 out of the six were boys and 4 were not even barred rocks they were black sex links. Got 2 more a BR and a BA both roos. Got 6 assorited chicks 1 roo( getting better). Got 6 more 1 roos. Hatched out 3 bantam cochin eggs 2 roos 1 pullet. My broody hatched out 7 this last April 5 roos 2 pullets. Got the last SLW from a feed store in the pullet bin you guessed it roo! I also have 2 silkies that are 10 weeks one is really starting to look rooish not sure yet and 2 Polish that are 3 weeks and 1 looking maybe roo. That darned top hat is starting to look a little crazy [​IMG]

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