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~Chicken Math strikes again!~

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Peep Talk, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Songster

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    It all started when my dog got out and attack my chickens about a month ago. I had ended up losing 15 chickens that day and among those lost, 4 were my favorites in the flock of 49. [​IMG] Needless to say, the chicken killer got rehomed. Everything must live in harmony here and if they don't, they go.

    Anyway, I decided that I needed to order some pullets to replace the ones that I lost. So after lots of searching around, I found that MPC offered the Pullet Assortment for large fowl and shipping was included in the $62 price. Couldn't beat it when their shipping is $35 to begin with. [​IMG]

    After much waiting, I recieved my order of 25 pullets from MPC on Thursday and ended up losing 7 of them within 24 hours so I am being refunded for those 7 lost chicks. The money being refunded to me isn't near as important as me losing that many babies when I was ready to keep them all. [​IMG] I was heartbroken to lose so many babies after following the directions that they offer when you order the chicks. Well, I immediately started thinking about replacing the ones that I lost since MPC wouldn't replace them without me having to pay a shipping cost. [​IMG]

    So, my search began here on BYC, looking over the hatchery reviews and I came upon someone talking about Ideal's bantam special this month. [​IMG] Well, needless to say, I went right to Ideal's website to look at said special. $24.95 for 25 bantam chicks plus free shipping because I live in Texas! [​IMG] Ok, so this is a done deal! I placed the order this morning. [​IMG] I'm probably going to get an earful from the DH [​IMG] but I'm prepared to tell him that 25 bantams really only equal 12.5 large fowl chickens so I'm only 5.5 chickens over my original order. Which I can easily take care of by getting rid of the roos that come in the straight run order of bantams. [​IMG]

    So this right here is another classic case of chicken math! I went from 49 chickens to 34 chickens, to 59 chickens to 52 chickens and now right back up to 77 chickens if everyone survives the bantam shipment! [​IMG] [​IMG] Guess I'm going to have to really dwindle down my numbers since I promised that I wouldn't go over 50 chickens. [​IMG]
     

  2. TennesseeTruly

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    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH another episode of Chicken Math in the making!!! LOLOLOLOL!!

    Laurie
     
  3. LALASD4

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    Your math is a little off since in my form of chicken math chicks don't count until they are fully grown so you still only have 34 chickens.[​IMG]
     
  4. Peep Talk

    Peep Talk Songster

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    LOL! My math is slightly off in my post too. I just remembered that I rehomed all of my extra large fowl roosters. [​IMG]
     

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