chicken math narrowly avoided

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pecknscratch, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Pecknscratch

    Pecknscratch In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2010
    So, we go to the feed store this morning and they still have some chicks! Ohhhhh they have EEs.[​IMG] Just look at those fuzzy cheeks ohhh.[​IMG] No, no, no we only have Bantams so we're not going to get big ones. But boy did I want to!!!

  2. stilldeb

    stilldeb Songster

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    Hmmm...didn't you forget something at the store and maybe have to go back???


    deb g

    (I only have bantams, too, saves me when I go to Rural King)
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My favorite feed store will have chicks all the way through until mid-October. I have to be vewwy vewwy careful when I go in there. I DO look.... but luckily I have what I want of the breeds offered. The feed store had goslings a few weeks back, I waited and when I was ready to take home a couple of 'em, they were out.

    So I ordered a sexed pair of Toulouse goslings from Ideal Poultry. So there.

    Poultry math is a force of nature. It finds a way!
  4. Pecknscratch

    Pecknscratch In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2010
    yes deb I think I do need to go back (don't look in the corner, don't look in the corner...where did i put those ear plugs?)
  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Songster

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    It is quite an addiction, the chicken math kicks in almost immediately. At least for me. I was hard to convince to get chickens,but me being me,ALL IN. In my state you cant buy less than six legally,so I says to myself I will get 6 and so it began. After coming to BYC and checking out the breeds, I decided to 6RIRs,but those Barreds are kinda cute,you know I'll get 4 of those and thats it. But those white rocks are dual purpose and lay big eggs,I'll get 2 no 4 of those. Grand total 14. Problem being all 4 White Rocks were Roos. Ok get rid of 3 roos and will have 11 birds. You know this egg selling thing is going good,we need a couple more layers to meet demand,could use just a couple but cant get less tham 6 thats the law.Enter 3 cinnamon queens and 3 BOs. This math is gonna kill me or my marriage. Already thinking next year,Copper marans and EEs #of????????

    A friend of mine has the same problem with this type of math,he talked me into getting chickens and finally now has got his own. He planned to just get 6, but 2 of those and those and those and those,ummmm equals 8. Calls me yesterday,just picked up my Silkies,"really how many 4?" nope 5 and a Copper Maran mix,oh ya a RIW too. Ok thats 7. 15 total. Glad I am not in this alone.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  6. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Songster

    May 19, 2011
    North Texas
    I think it is time for you to move out to the country & then you will not have the chicken restriction. Then you can go chicken wild to your hearts content.[​IMG]
  7. Dornes

    Dornes Chirping

    May 23, 2011
    South Western WI
    Ahh yes. Chicken Math. Someone asked me yesterday how many I had and this is what my reply was "Well, I started off with six and then ordered a second batch of 9, two of them died and I got two more from a lady that lives nearby. So whatever that equals...... ha!

    Welcome to the club, I am new to this and my chicks are only a month old ... and chicken math is starting already!

  8. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    Garden City, ID
    Quote:I told my husband that this is what we need to do. I really wanted to keep my barred rock rooster. He would have been all in if we wouldn't have to sell our house for a 20000 dollar loss.
  9. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

    Apr 12, 2011
    East Nassau, NY
    I managed to resist chicken math until last night, when I caved in to my desperate desire for a couple more huge birds and ordered seven more pullets from Meyer. So, on the 28th I'll be receiving two Light Brahmas, two Jersey Giants, two SLWs, and a "Meal Maker" extra layer whose eggs will go to my church's food pantry. My husband thinks it's funny. He's pushing for goats now, so he says he can't say a whole lot about chicken math.

    I had an excess of earth tones in my flock - I needed to add some more black, some white, and some silver to the mix. [​IMG]
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Crowing

    Mar 28, 2011
    I have one bantam with my 7 standard and she does just fine.[​IMG]. I have an EE that I couldn't resist at the farm store. I'm so happy I brought her home. She is a blue wheaten color and is a total sweetheart!

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